‘Stories Worth Telling’



How I First Experienced the Comfort of Holy Scripture

I well remember when I first experienced how God’s Word comforts His people. It was at the funeral of Martha’s father. I remembered all of this yesterday as we gathered as a family at the memorial service for Martha’s brother, Tommy Layton, her last surviving sibling. Martha and I were engaged to be married when […]

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Merry Christmas from Martha and Waylon

Thank you for being a part of our lives. We pray God’s peace and favor upon you

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My Favorite Day of the Year

This is my favorite day of the year. It always has been. Christmas Eve as I was growing up was a day my father’s business always closed down. It was one of the few days of the year other than Sundays when my dad didn’t work. It was a whole day we all devoted to […]

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Traveling with Luke and Paul

For at least 18 months, I have been teaching Acts in a verse by verse style. It has been a tremendous blessing for me to get to study and teach this great book of Scripture. I have been touched by many things, and over the next few posts, I want to share some of the […]

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Who Was Caesar Augustus?

Who was Caesar Augustus and why does he matter? While we all have a general idea about the history of the Roman Empire and we all know that Jesus was born during his reign, there is much more that we need to know about this first emperor of the Roman Empire. For someone who lived […]

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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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This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. — 1 John 3:16 (NIV)