‘Stories Worth Telling’



How I Learned about Christian Fellowship

While I had an inkling of the seriousness of Christian fellowship, I really learned its significance as a pastor in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, when I was in my early 20s. Martha and I had moved to Louisiana and immediately I became pastor of First Baptist Church, Donaldsonville. Even by Louisiana standards, Donaldsonville is unique and very […]

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Have You Prayed for Sutherland Springs?

Have you prayed for Sutherland Springs? Yesterday and last night I attended the annual meeting of the Louisiana Baptist Convention meeting this week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As we began the first session, the president called for a special prayer for the church and the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. I was caught offguard and […]

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The Blessings of the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation began five hundred years ago as a Roman Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed his “talking points” (known as his “Ninety-five Theses”) to the door of the All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. That event and the years since have been a tremendous blessing to the church. In addition to the reformation […]

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So, Where Do Baptists Come From?

Yesterday marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. October 31, 1517, a Roman Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed a set of 95 propositions to the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. While he didn’t intend to start the Protestant Reformation, that was the result. You can read more about that day […]

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Five Hundred Years

Today marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. October 31, 1517, marked the date when a Roman Catholic monk by the name of Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Luther never intended to leave the Roman Catholic Church. He wanted to reform it. […]

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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 throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. — Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)