‘Stories Worth Telling’

My Fascination with Chick-fil-A

I am fascinated with Chick-fil-A. I like the food, the service, the planning to redo their drive up lane, and their business model. What I like best is the commitment of the family to make their business Christ honoring. Recently, I read an article by Jessica Mouser in ChurchLeaders.com about Chick-fil-A (CFA) and the commitment […]

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The Fastest Growing Church

Last week a friend sent me an article from the Christian Post entitled, ” ‘Fastest-growing church’ has no buildings, no central leadership, and is mostly led by women.” I read the article with amazement. Since then, I have read the article two more times. It is an article about hope and the power of the […]

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Why You Should Love the Church

I love the church. I always have, and I always will. You should love it, too. Here’s why. First, it is the body of Christ. Any reasonable understanding of that term and the way it is described in the New Testament makes clear the fact we cannot be part of Christ unless we are part […]

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Living Without Dread

“But he who listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of evil” (Proverbs 1:33). This verse came on my radar this week as I read about the “first” church shooting which occurred September 15, 1999 (20 years ago). It occurred at the Wedgewood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. […]

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How Can I Have a Better Outlook on Life?

One study after another shows the benefits of having a positive outlook on life. People who are positive generally live longer, have healthier lives, and enjoy life more. With those benefits, I must ask, “How can I have a better outlook on life.” Obviously, even a genuinely happy and positive person should seek to have […]

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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)