‘Pastoral Leadership’



Quotes You Can Use (January 6, 2012)

“You see things, and you say, ‘why?’ But I dream things that never were, and I say, ‘why not?’ “–George Bernard Shaw. “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug”–Mark Twain. “. . . there is no material cure for a spiritual ill, […]

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Quotes You Can Use (December 30, 2011)

“I remember being moved when I read the last will and testament of the late J. P. Morgan. He is noted as perhaps the most influential banker in history. I have often wondered about the reaction of his children when they read their father’s will after his death in 1913. I hope they sensed the […]

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Our Plans for the New Year

Martha and I are excited about 2012. I always like to start something new. When I was a student, I could get really excited about the beginning of a new school year. As a seminary professor both the beginning–and the ending–of the school year brought on a lot of anticipation. We have a big year […]

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Merry Christmas from Martha and Waylon

Martha and I want to wish you a merry Christmas, a Christmas in which you experience the presence of God in your life. We know that we are blessed as a family. We are thankful for our children, sons-in-law, and our wonderful grandchildren. A large part of our blessings has been the opportunity to serve […]

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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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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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Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. — 1 John 4:11-12 (NIV)