‘Stories Worth Telling’



My Sportscar

Years ago, I wanted to buy a used sports car. I fell in love with this car and thought I had to have it. Martha and I discussed the car, and we were ready to purchase it. Then, something happened that made me understand the car was not for me. I was disappointed, but it was the right decision. That […]

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I Was Struggling

I was 17 years old, and I was struggling. No, not struggling with life, but struggling with my future. Deep down inside I knew God was leading me in places I had never been before. I can assure you that I had never considered being a pastor or a preacher of the Gospel. I grew […]

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The Emperor Nero and the Word of God

Recently I became fascinated reading about the Roman Emperor Nero. We are all familiar with Nero because we all know the expression “fiddling while Rome burned.” Unfortunately, that’s about all we know about the Roman Emperor Nero. We need to know about Nero because he was the Roman emperor during one of the most significant […]

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What Learning to Ride a Bicycle Can Teach You About Life

Learning to ride a bicycle can teach you a lot about life. Last week Martha and I had a delightful time visiting with our children in South Florida. We were blessed to visit with Brad, Emily, Reagan, and Luke. Luke is about to turn 3 and has matured so much since we last saw him. […]

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My First Ever Witness to a Shark Attack

Not many people have witnessed a shark attack. Based on my experience yesterday, not many people will ever want to. Martha and I are in South Florida visiting with Brad, Emily, Reagan, and Luke. Yesterday we spent the morning at the beach and the afternoon in the pool. The Atlantic Ocean at Hutchinson Island is […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)