‘Pastoral Leadership’



Satan is a Roaring Lion

“Our sophisticated worldview can actually hinder us in the situations we confront. We start thinking that the problem is a spouse, a child, a boss, a policy, illness, or a circumstance”–Chip Ingram. “We learn from Paul in Ephesians chapter 6:10-21 that every Christian is in a wrestling match and the problem is not ‘flesh and […]

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Why I Write

I am often asked why I write a blog. After all, it’s not part of my job description. I certainly would have a lot more time if I didn’t do this, but I really feel led of God to do so. Here are three quick reasons why I write: First, I laughingly say I need […]

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Christ In You

I am thankful for all the pastors I work with at First Baptist Church. They are faithful and hard-working. They’re the very best, and they make me look good. Today as Martha and I are taking some days off, Chris Kroll will be preaching in my absence. Chris is our youth pastor and leads that […]

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How Sharp is Your Ax?

“Give me six hours to cut down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax”–Abraham Lincoln. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it”–Proverbs 4:23. “In a short while the whole of the country was aflame,” he said. “Every church was stirred to its depths. Strong […]

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You and Your Character

“What we see matters, but what we don’t see matters more. . . . While character is vital to our relationships with others, it is even more vital to our relationship with our omniscient Lord. The prophet said to him: ‘He who forms the mountains and creates the wind, and declares to man what is […]

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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 Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)