‘Pastoral Leadership’



How To Move Your Attendance Beyond 100

The most difficult barrier in church growth is the 100 barrier. I know this because the typical church in America is a congregation of less than 100. The 100 barrier is simply difficult to overcome. I have three very practical suggestions for breaking the 100 barrier. I also have a suggestion of how to make  your […]

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Quotes You Can Use (November 25, 2011)

“You can’t delegate doing the right thing.” “The effective innovator is the person who is willing to share the credit generously for successes, and to carry gracefully by himself the blame for the failures.”–Lyle Schaller, Parish Planning, 87. “[Do not] mistake politeness for agreement. People have a natural tendency to avoid disagreement or unpleasantness and […]

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Quotes You Can Use (November 18, 2011)

“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”–Eric Liddell, Chariots of Fire. “The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.”–James Yorke. “Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.”–The Hymn “Come, Ye Disconsolate.” “The command ‘Be ye […]

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What Joe Paterno’s Exit Teaches Us

Joe Paterno coached the Penn State Nittany Lions for forty-six years. He won more college football games than anyone in the history of the sport. He was a fixture on the sidelines and in the headlines. He was affectionately known as Joe Pa. Last Wednesday evening he was removed as head coach at Penn State. […]

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My Responsibilities as President of the Louisiana Baptist Convention

I am humbled to be elected president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. I am also deeply appreciative of all those who have called, texted, emailed, tweeted, posted on Facebook, and spoken to me in person. Thanks for your affirmation and love. Let me explain the convention. Each year the convention elects a president who will preside over […]

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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 angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)