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Have You Prayed for Sutherland Springs?

Have you prayed for Sutherland Springs? Yesterday and last night I attended the annual meeting of the Louisiana Baptist Convention meeting this week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As we began the first session, the president called for a special prayer for the church and the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. I was caught offguard and […]

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The Blessings of the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation began five hundred years ago as a Roman Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed his “talking points” (known as his “Ninety-five Theses”) to the door of the All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. That event and the years since have been a tremendous blessing to the church. In addition to the reformation […]

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So, Where Do Baptists Come From?

Yesterday marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. October 31, 1517, a Roman Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed a set of 95 propositions to the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. While he didn’t intend to start the Protestant Reformation, that was the result. You can read more about that day […]

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Five Hundred Years

Today marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. October 31, 1517, marked the date when a Roman Catholic monk by the name of Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Luther never intended to leave the Roman Catholic Church. He wanted to reform it. […]

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Make the Most of Every Day

Martha and I lost a dear friend this week. Stevie (Stephanie) Hoppen passed away this week at a much too early age. We lost a wonderful friend who has been a part of our lives since our children were little. Three families met together for Halloween and Christmas, birthdays and celebrations of every kind. There […]

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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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נ Nun Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. — Psalm 119:105 (NIV)