‘Stories Worth Telling’



This One Thing That Changed The Way I Worship

I’ve been to church many, many times. Maybe you have, too. Have those times of worship affected your life? Do you often leave saying, “It was good to be in the house of the Lord.” Or, do you leave with a ho-hum, nothing happened attitude? Let me tell you the one thing that truly affected […]

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Mike Pence and the “Billy Graham Rule”

Last week Vice President Mike Pence created quite a stir when someone quoted from an article written several years ago about him. The article described how Pence followed the “Billy Graham Rule,” a rule the evangelist established for himself about his interaction with women. Billy Graham, in a strong attempt at integrity in relationships, famously […]

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Sergio Garcia and the Necessity of Perseverance

On Sunday, Sergio Garcia won the Masters golf tournament in what has been described as the best finish in Masters’ history. That is a lot of history, and a lot of great finishes. Garcia is a Spaniard who burst on the golfing scene some twenty years ago with a “can’t miss” tag on his back. […]

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My God-Shaped Vacuum

Blaise Pascal was a seventeenth century French mathematician, philosopher, inventor, writer, and theologian. A child prodigy, he helped transform modern society. He is someone every Christian should know. Blaise Pascal was born in 1623 and died in 1662. He did not live to be age 40 but made a profound difference in many ways. He […]

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Reaching the Cities

This week I had an interesting teleconference interview about reaching the hard to reach cities of America. This coincides with the North America Mission Board emphasis of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to our nation and the North American continent and with the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering to reach America. The North American Mission […]

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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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But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)