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An Easter Moon

Tuesday morning for just a few seconds I watched the moon (either full or almost full) setting in the west. It was a clear day and the moon was a bright orange like it often is when the full moon rises. It was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. It reminded […]

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Failing Forward

“I believe in the sun even when its not shining. I believe in love even when I don’t feel it. I believe in God even when he is silent”–lines scratched into a wall at Auschwitz. “Success is never final, failure is never fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts”–Winston Churchill. “1) I am […]

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Our Deacons for 2016

The New Testament shows two scriptural offices in the church – pastors and deacons.  Our church elects twelve men each year to serve a two-year term as deacon. Last Sunday you elected twelve men to begin serving in January 2016.  They are listed in the left-hand column.  Those in the right-hand column are currently serving […]

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We Have Decisions to Make

Over the next two weeks, First Baptist Church has to make three very important decisions. We will elect deacons who will serve for the next two years, we must ratify the 2016 budget for FBC, and we must decide whether to move forward with our new building. I don’t think I have to tell you how […]

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Where Are We in Our Building Expansion?

Where are we in the expansion of our building? Many of you attended a congregational meeting last week in which we discussed where we are in our building expansion. Let me give you some background and then bring you up-to-date on where we are. Over the past several years, First Baptist Church has planned to […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)