‘Stories Worth Telling’



What Jesus Does for Me Right Now

  I still remember the profound impact this challenge made on me, “Tell me what it is Jesus does for you right now?” People without Christ – – maybe even people who know Christ – – want to know what it is that Jesus does for us day by day and right this moment. What we […]

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How I Came to Faith in Christ

I appreciate all of you who read this blog day by day. Many of you are members of the congregation where I serve as pastor. Others live across the country. Whether you know me personally or not, it’s good for you to hear how I came to faith in Christ. I certainly celebrate the lives […]

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What the Ritz Carlton Taught Me about Church

Last week Martha and I were treated to a real blessing. We went to the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans and to the Pelicans – Spurs basketball game at the Smoothie King Center. All of that was a gift from our church staff for Christmas. They certainly gave us a great gift and set […]

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What If I Don’t Have Time to Go to the Bahamas?

Yesterday morning I was “knee deep in alligators” when the phone rang. “Congratulations, you’ve been selected for a free cruise for two people to the Bahamas. Yes, the Bahamas, and it’s free and all expenses are paid. All you have to do is . . . ” At that point, I ended the call, saying, […]

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Do You Trust Your Beliefs Enough to Take a Bullet?

Recently, someone from our church sent me a wonderful file of recolorized photos. They were amazing and fascinating. Sometimes when I receive something like this I wonder if I really have time to look at a long list of photos, but I couldn’t put them down. The folder included all kinds of people I knew, […]

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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 wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. — James 3:17-18 (NIV)