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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What’s Not to Love About That?

We have many things we need and many things we want in life, but there is one thing more important than anything else. We need to know Christ and the power of His resurrection (Philippians 3:14). You could describe this need in a number of ways. You could call it “knowing Christ,”  or “the exchanged […]

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There’s Hope

Sometimes life gets so hard that you wonder if there’s any hope. For example, after a near miss with Hurricane Nate (near miss from my point of view not from all of my friends and readers in South Mississippi), there is another system in the Atlantic. When we reflect on Las Vegas, we wonder if […]

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What You Can Do

Wednesday night I had the privilege of teaching about the conversion of the Apostle Paul. It’s hard to find anything more uplifting or encouraging than the transformation of Saul. Here is one thing we should all get from the conversion of this avowed hater of the Lord Jesus Christ: the conversion of Paul shows us […]

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The Power of Integrity

“There’s nothing wrong with asking to be released from a commitment. But if we can’t get free, then we have to make good on it. If we try living true to ourselves at the expense of others, it’ll cost us our relationships, our success, and ultimately everything of real and lasting value”–Michael Hyatt. “Honesty is […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)