‘Pastoral Leadership’



Doing God’s Work in God’s Way

“If we will do God’s work, in God’s way at God’s time with God’s power, we shall have God’s blessing”–Leonard Ravenhill. “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but […]

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Why I Need A Prayer List

I have a prayer list I keep in the “Notes” app on my iPhone. My prayer list is a precious commodity and a valuable tool for my ministry to the people of my church and my region. Here’s why I need a prayer list and why I think you need one as well. First, my […]

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This is How You Should Pray

“Thou art coming to a king, large petitions with thee bring. For His grace and power are such, none can ever ask too much”–John Newton. “I am the Lord your God who brought you out of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it”–Psalm 81:10. “Then the word of the Lord came to […]

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Who’s Coming to Church Sunday?

I’ve been an interested observer of the church all my life. Even before I became a preacher and a pastor, I was fascinated by the church and how it functioned. That brings me to Easter Sunday and who will be in church and who won’t. This question is on my mind because our pastoral staff […]

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Four Essentials for Sermons

Like almost all pastors, I am enamored with the whole idea of preaching. Preaching is God’s plan. Paul laid out the conundrum for us. It is by the foolishness of preaching that God works among us. “Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he […]

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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 wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. — James 3:17-18 (NIV)