‘Pastoral Leadership’

Make Your Meeting Work For You

As someone who attends a huge number of meetings, I would like to share some aspects which I believe to be essential for conducting effective meetings. If you have to have a meeting, make sure it works for you. Meetings are for a variety of issues and have a wide variety of purposes. It could be […]

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Give Me Liberty!

“Sirs, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, and the brave”–Patrick Henry. “Is life so dear, […]

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Do It Now!

We all know some things that are important and should never be neglected. Think about some of these. Loving one another. Inviting God to transform your life. Family. The list could go on and on. Here is one of the things I believe really matters. “Do it now.” Last Monday I awoke an hour earlier […]

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When You Should Not Have a Meeting

Sometimes we wonder when we should have a church or subdivision business meeting or a committee meeting. Maybe the better question has to do with when you should not have a meeting. I attend many meetings. Some are necessary and make a difference while others frankly seem to be a waste of time. Knowing when […]

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The Bible Takes You Directly to God

“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God’ “–Matthew 4:4. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work”–2 Timothy […]

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About Waylon

I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. — Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)