‘Pastoral Leadership’



Goals for Renew and Refresh

First Baptist Church has graciously allowed us to take time away during July to rest and refresh. The church allows us to determine when we take the time away. They only had one requirement when they instituted the policy–don’t be gone during the height of hurricane season! I appreciate those who will be leading the […]

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Why Your Church Should Have a Parent/Child Dedication

Have you considered having a Parent/Child Dedication in your church?  We’ve done this for years in a variety of ways. We have Parent/Child Dedication three times a year–at Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and early in December.  We place the dedication around traditional family times.  Prior to participating in Parent/Child Dedication, we require the parents to attend […]

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Why I Want to Write a Blog

Have I lost my mind?  Why would I want to add to my workload by writing a blog? Maybe I shouldn’t be the one to determine whether or not I’ve lost my mind, but I can answer why I want to write a blog. First, let me give the spiritual answer.  This is the most important […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)