‘Stories Worth Telling’



Why I Am Confident About the Church

While we all have concerns about the church (meaning the universal church rather than a local congregation) and about its future, I want to assure you that I am confident about the future of the church. My confidence has little to do with me or with the church but everything to do with the Lord […]

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Why It’s Better Than You Think

Yesterday I reread a 2016 article from Christianity Today entitled “Why the Local Church Is Trending Up.” The subtitle is, “We needn’t be afraid about the future of our congregations.” I don’t know many devoted followers of Christ who are not somewhat concerned about the future of the local church, particularly in America. I find […]

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The Myth of “We’ve Got to Do Something!”

You’ve probably heard it; you’ve probably even said it, “We’ve just got to do something!” I remember a church member long ago who went on a trip to look for an orchestra and choir leader for our church. When he came back to give his report, he noted how in charge the leader was. He […]

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Attitude or IQ?

Yesterday I read an article that asked whether attitude or IQ was most important for success in life. Most of us probably think–or fear–that the answer is intellect. We assume as the author said that the those with the greater IQ will leave the rest of us in the dust when it comes to success […]

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One of the Most Poweful Statements I’ve Ever Heard

A couple of days ago, Dr. Jim Denison wrote about a man who was falsely accused and imprisoned for 39 years for a murder he did not commit. His name is Craig Coley. He was released and acquitted because a detective saw that something was not right and took up his case. In the end, […]

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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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)