‘Stories Worth Telling’



“I’ve Got This!”

“I’ve got this! I’ve got this!” Can’t you almost hear a four year old boy telling his grandfather that he doesn’t need any help? That’s what happened after Christmas when I took Reagan (age 8) and Luke (age 4) out into the woods behind our house to explore. They loved it, and just for the […]

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The Faith of John Glenn

Saturday afternoon I happened to turn on the TV and found the memorial service for former Senator and astronaut John Glenn. John Glenn lived an amazing life. He passed away about 10 days ago at the age of 95. Since I was on my way to our Saturday evening worship service, I didn’t get to […]

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Castro and the Church in Cuba

Fidel Castro took control of Cuba January 1, 1959. To begin with, this looked to be a positive sign for Cuba. Castro displaced a dictator by the name of Batista. Within only a few short years, Fidel Castro’s true colors came through. He declared himself to be a communist, and his dictatorship far surpassed the […]

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You Can Make A Difference

Your example can make a difference in someone’s life. Yesterday I had the privilege of preaching at the Alabama Baptist Pastor’s Conference in Montgomery. It’s always a joy to get to preach to pastors. I really don’t feel like the great baseball player Dizzy Dean who said when addressing a group of pastors, “I feel […]

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The Best Twenty Years!

Last week I had the opportunity to meet a man I had heard of but never met. He is in the construction industry – – an industry that I have a lot to do with right now. For several minutes we talked about the construction project. When that was complete, he changed the subject. He […]

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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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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)