‘Stories Worth Telling’



“I Am Fantastic, How Are You?”

“I am fantastic, how are you?” A couple of Saturdays ago I stopped by St. Tammany Parish Hospital to make a visit after our Saturday evening service. Since it was later in the evening, the information desk was manned by a Sheriff’s deputy. As I walked by I innocently asked “How are you?” His reply […]

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Do You Love Your Pastor?

Do you love your pastor? Does he love you? Pastors and churches often get a bad rap. It works both ways. People often act as if churches never care for their pastors. At the same time people also say that the pastor doesn’t care for the church. While no church or pastor is perfect, I […]

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The Remarkable Story of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

Recently, I read a fascinating synopsis of the life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (By John Kincaid in Changing Lives Ministries). It was so good and so interesting that I had to do further research. Here’s what I found. You need to know this is a different Rockefeller then you may assume. His son, John […]

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What You Can Learn from a Football Game

Last weekend’s NFL playoff games were filled with drama and excitement and with a lot of life lessons for all of us. Several games were won and lost in the last minute of the game.The two particularly remarkable games were the Cincinnati – Pittsburgh and Seattle – Minnesota games. Both ended in unusual and surprising […]

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The Cincinnati Bengals and Finishing Well

I enjoyed watching the National Football League playoffs over the weekend. While I didn’t get to see any game in its entirety, I was able to watch parts of several games and to keep up with the outcomes of each one. Several had very exciting endings. None of the games was more interesting– – or […]

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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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Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. — 1 Peter 2:2-3 (NIV)