‘Stories Worth Telling’



You Should Say Something

Last year I had the wonderful privilege of attending the National Prayer Breakfast at the invitation of my good friend Michael Sprague. It was a great highlight for me. We heard Eric Metaxas speak and Robert Griffin, III, give the closing prayer. This week I listened to the prayer breakfast for this year. Dr. Ben […]

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Remembering My Dad

My father passed away fifteen years ago today–Valentine’s Day, 1998. I can vividly see in my mind the time he slipped into the conscious presence of the Lord.. Some people might think this makes Valentine’s Day a sad occasion but that is not the case for me. To me, it seems to be an impetus […]

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“We Made Bad Choices”

Last week I watched a fascinating news story about a group of inmates who risked their lives to help three boys who were in danger of drowning and hypothermia. Three brothers, ages 16, 10, and 8, overturned their canoe and fell into Salmon Creek in southwest Washington. Inmates were working on a detail nearby jumped […]

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“I Can Do All Things”

You may have seen the remarkable story of Brendan Marrocco, a soldier who served in Iraq, and came back home as a quadruple amputee. Brendan is the first army quadruple amputee to survive his ordeal. Since his injury three years ago, others have been similarly injured and survived. Brendan Marrocco has an amazing story. He […]

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The Power Of A Positive Outlook

Recently, I finished a wonderful book about WWII and prisoners of war in the Pacific theater. The book is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, the same author who wrote Seabiscuit. Unbroken¬†is the heroic story of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic runner and an amazing, heroic man. At some point, I want to write more about Louie Zamperini’s […]

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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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Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. — Romans 15:7 (NIV)