‘Pastoral Leadership’



What Will Change America?

“The coming days will be the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country, but he that stands NOW, will earn the love, gratefulness and honor of the nation. Future American history books will write–and our children and grandchildren will […]

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Why the Church Grows

“When he landed in 1848, there were no Christians here; when he left in 1872, there were no heathen”–Memorial to John Geddie, the “Father” of Presbyterian Missions in the South Seas. “Our culture is changing, but our mission is not. The mission is not to look like the culture, but to look like Christ while […]

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The Hurts of Life

“The God of Joseph will stay beside us during the dungeon days; He will not forsake or forget us. He will be there during the blast of the winter storm, holding out the promise of springtime. He will be there through the darkest night, quietly reminding us of the promise of morning light . . […]

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Are You A Leader?

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand”–Woodrow Wilson. “One of the most important […]

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Are You Worried About the Future?

“The next time you worry about tomorrow¬†remember what God did for you yesterday”–Jim Denison. “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future”–Corrie ten Boom. “All our Lord has done, he can still do (Hebrews 13:8)”–Warren Wiersbe. “O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter […]

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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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Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. — James 4:10 (NIV)