‘Stories Worth Telling’

In Honor of the Faithful Christian Children of Iraq

Some things in life are simply too difficult to think about. One the things that fits in that category for me is the near elimination of Christians in the Middle East. In Iraq and Egypt, the toll on the of followers of Christ has been catastrophic. Amazingly, the war in Iraq has led to the […]

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This Will Change Your Life

Yesterday I read the story of Kevin Trudeau, a legendary shyster known as the “infomercial king.” Trudeau is spending 10 years in a federal prison for making false health and diet claims in his book (a New York Times bestseller) “The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About.” I was attracted to […]

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The NFL Bans “Slap Ya Mama”

I know this isn’t big news nationwide and probably didn’t even make the news outside Louisiana, but this is headline grabbing in south Louisiana. The NFL has banned “Slap Ya Mama” hot sauce from advertising with the National Football League. “Slap Ya Mama” is the silly name for a serious sauce and spices company in Louisiana. […]

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Would You Take the Whitefield Challenge?

We all know the story of Benjamin Franklin. We know about the kite, string, key, and electricity. We also should know much more about Ben Franklin. He was an inventor, intellectual, diplomat, and scientist. He invented bifocals. He served as our ambassador to France when France was the main ally of our new country. There’s […]

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Some Things Really are Priceless

Some things really do fit the definition of “priceless.” I hope MasterCard won’t mind my taking off on their commercials. Their “Priceless” advertisements really struck a chord with me and with the American public. Last evening Martha and I spent a few very serious minutes talking about the things in life that really count. We had […]

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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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Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)