‘Pastoral Leadership’

Hands In Hand

Have you ever considered which ministry at your church is indispensable? You know, the one you would not give up under any circumstances? At First Baptist Covington, Louisiana, the ministry we could not do without would be our Hands in Hand ministry. Hands In Hand is a ministry to special needs children and adults and […]

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Quotations You Can Use (March 23, 2012)

“Any voice that promises total exemption from suffering and failure is most certainly not God’s voice. In recent years innumerable spokespeople for God have offered ways we can use God and his Bible as guarantees of health, success and wealth. The Bible is treated as a how-to book, a manual for the successful life in […]

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My Story For Remembering Names

Anyone who has known me since I first went to college knows that I do my best to know people and remember their names. Everyone is important and everyone needs to be known. I see remembering names as a way of showing God’s care–and mine–for people. I remember exactly how this became important to me. […]

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Quotations You Can Use (March 16, 2012)

Quotations You Can Use “My memory is failing, but there are two things that I never forget–that I am a great sinner, and that Jesus Christ is a great Saviour”–William Law. “. . . the person who wishes to grow in grace is by far best advised to make a close and constant companion of the […]

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Red and Yellow, Black and White

Last week I traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to work with my fellow Southern Baptists on the SBC Committee on Nominations. We met in Nashville because Southern Baptists chose this location years ago to put its headquarters, most likely for geographical reasons (this fact has something to do with the consideration by the convention to change […]

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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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May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)