‘Pastoral Leadership’



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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Who’s Preaching?

If you live in South Louisiana, I hope that you will be able to attend some parts of the Louisiana Baptist Convention’s Annual Meeting. First Baptist Church is honored to serve as the host venue for this meeting. The Pastor’s Conference precedes the convention. It begins Sunday night (tonight) at 6:00 pm in the Worship Center. […]

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11-11-11

Today is Veteran’s Day, a day to give thanks for those who served our country in the armed services both in war and in peacetime. What a blessing to express our thanks for those who have sacrificed to give us the wonderful freedoms of the United States of America. Veteran’s Day was established by the […]

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Quotes You Can Use (November 4, 2011)

A call is what you would do for nothing that others would not do for any amount of money. “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jer 29:13). “God chooses, or elects, people for service. No one in the Old Testament is elected because of greatness (see […]

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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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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)