‘Pastoral Leadership’



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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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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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)