‘Pastoral Leadership’



Four Ways to Give Yourself More Time

I’m always looking for more time. You probably are too. One of the things I always smile when I hear is how busy retired men are. They will say something like this, “As busy as I am now, I don’t know how I ever went to work.” I do smile at that statement, but it […]

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Good Christians Make Good Citizens

“Good Christians make good citizens”–Justin Martyr, Christian Apologist who died A.D. 165 in Rome. “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way”–1 […]

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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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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)