‘Stories Worth Telling’



God’s Wisdom or Yours?

I watched in horror, embarrassment, anxiety, and several other emotions almost two weeks ago at the supplemental interrogation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. According to polls and the interest of the American people, I wasn’t the only one who felt this way. While I have plenty of opinions about the subject and the behaviors of senators, […]

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Raising Children Who Thrive

You may have seen the report of the Harvard University study about children who attend church, but I am certain you weren’t surprised. This scientific study reported what common sense and common knowledge have always known to be true. Children who attend church regularly (that is, once a week) are happier, better adjusted, and more […]

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What Christ Means to Me

Yesterday our pastors met for our weekly meeting. We did many things which are routine for us. For example, we talked about upcoming events and items everyone needed to know about. We laughed a lot and enjoyed being together. One area that is a standard at our meetings is the discussion of people who have […]

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Watching Gordon–Remembering Katrina

Late last night Tropical Storm Gordon came ashore near Dauphin Island, Alabama, with 75 MPH winds. Hurricanes and storms are a way of life along the Gulf Coast, especially the Louisiana coast and the New Orleans area. Thankfully for those who live around me, we have not dealt with the worst of Gordon. Covington and […]

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A Letter to Millennials and Boomers

A few days ago I received an email from a young man in our church. He wanted to share with me an article that pertained to him. The article had to do with millennials who are preparing to be pastors. He fits both of those descriptions. Since I have been somewhat of a mentor to […]

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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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For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. — 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV)