‘Stories Worth Telling’



Make the Most of Every Day

Martha and I lost a dear friend this week. Stevie (Stephanie) Hoppen passed away this week at a much too early age. We lost a wonderful friend who has been a part of our lives since our children were little. Three families met together for Halloween and Christmas, birthdays and celebrations of every kind. There […]

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Gospel Conversations

As Louisiana Ambassador for the North American Mission Board, I have a close association with that organization. The North American Mission Board is Southern Baptists doing the work of missions right here in North America. The mission board (NAMB) has two main focuses. They plant churches, known as the Send Network, and they minister to […]

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From Saul to Paul

Not many things anywhere are more significant than the call and salvation of the person we know as Paul the Apostle. The salvation and dramatic change of Saul of Tarsus is one of the seminal events in the history of the Christian church. After Paul came to know Christ, he went on to write half […]

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A Little Light in Great Darkness

My family loves exploring caves. Actually, we don’t  really explore as much as we take guided tours. We rarely pass a cave on vacation without stopping and spending a couple of hours inside the cave. In some ways, you might think if you’ve seen one cave you’ve seen them all.  On the other hand, each […]

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Will You Be A Guide?

Last night I taught the exciting events in the life of Philip the Evangelist. We know Philip as the evangelist because he is described in that way in Acts 21:8-9. He lived in Caesarea (on the Mediterranean coast) and  had four unmarried daughters who prophesied. He, no doubt, became known as “The Evangelist” because of […]

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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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May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)