‘Stories Worth Telling’

Why Expectations Matter

Recently, I have been reminded about the remarkable story of Dr. Ben Carson. Dr. Carson recently retired from Johns Hopkins University where he was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He has performed some of the most amazing surgeries in the world. Now, he is a Republican candidate for the president of United States. This is […]

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Are You the Kind of Player God Recruits?

I went to college with a young man by the name of Mike Kolen. When I first met  him, he was a freshman linebacker on the football team. By the time he finished Auburn University he had been named All SEC two times and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins. In his Dolphins career, Mike […]

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Is the World Falling Apart?

I’ve sometimes been guilty of thinking the whole world is falling apart. It’s easy to wring your hands and live in despair. After all, look at what is happening in Syria and Afghanistan. Europe now has a massive refugee crisis with thousands of people crossing various borders everyday. Like the huge majority of Americans, I […]

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What Would You Do with $97 Million?

What would you do with $97 million? I have a sad story of how $97 million was earned and lost. While most of us can’t lose $97 million, we can certainly follow the same path as Vin Baker, four time National Basketball Association all-star and outstanding basketball player in the NBA for thirteen seasons. He […]

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You Can’t Be Good by What You Don’t Do

As a student at New Orleans Seminary (a graduate school for ministerial students), I had a required course in Christian Ethics. Courses in Christian Ethics can take two different forms. One has to do with ethical conduct in ministry itself. A course of this nature would involve subjects such as how ministers relate to one […]

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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)