‘Pastoral Leadership’



Quotes You Can Use (December 23, 2011)

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not because I see it, but because by it I see everything else”–C. S. Lewis. “Living for Christ does not mean that you won’t have problems, but living for Christ will give you the best life possible”–Waylon Bailey “Eternity is a long time […]

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If You Really Want To Make Church Fun. . .

I want church to be fun! It’s one of the qualities that I have tried to emphasize over the years. I particularly want children to think of church as fun. For this reason, we do a number of events and ministries that will help children have a positive view of the church. We want them […]

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Thank You To The Veterans Of The Iraqi War

Yesterday ended nine years of the Iraqi War. Many people have been deployed multiple times. I want to extend my thanks to those who have served over the last nine years. Our church has had many people who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. These were part of the active military and the National Guard. We […]

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Quotes You Can Use (December 9, 2011)

“There is no avoiding the fact that we live at the mercy of our ideas. This is never more true than with our ideas about God. Meaning well is not enough. Those who operate on the wrong information are likely never to know the reality of God’s presence in the decisions which shape their lives […]

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Give Your People A Vision Of What The Future Can Be

How do you break through the natural barriers that hinder church growth? Over the years, I have learned that 100, 200, 400, 600,etc, form hurdles that seem difficult to overcome. The 1000 barrier is especially difficult. Conversely, breaking through those barriers makes moving to the next level relatively easy. How do you break through these barriers, […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)