‘Pastoral Leadership’



Leading with Integrity

Last week I was reminded of the leadership of Jack Welch, the legendary CEO of General Electric. Under Welch’s leadership, GE became one of the most profitable and influential corporations in the world. Welch is known for his dynamic leadership. He promoted six rules for successful leadership. Welch’s six rules are: (1) Control your destiny […]

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You Can’t Really Live Without God

“Humans were created to need intimate relationship with our Creator”–Jim Denison. “God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our […]

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This Is the Way the World Is

‘There is no duty we perform for God that sin does not oppose. And the more spirituality or holiness there is in what we do, the greater is its enmity to it. Thus, those who see the most for God experience the strongest opposition”–John Owen. “The more you serve Jesus, the more opposition you will […]

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On Holiness and Happiness

“No man should desire to be happy who is not at the same time holy. He should spend his efforts in seeking to know and do the will of God, leaving to Christ the matter of how happy he should be”–A.W. Tozer. “I have a deep conviction that practical holiness and personal consecration of God […]

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Heaven and Hell

“Earth, if chosen instead of Heaven, will turn out to have been, all along, a region of Hell; and earth, if put second to Heaven, to have been from the beginning a part of Heaven itself”–C.S. Lewis. “What matters last, matters most. When we are in heaven, the fears, worries, and distractions of this fallen […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)