From Saul to Paul

Not many things anywhere are more significant than the call and salvation of the person we know as Paul the Apostle. The salvation and dramatic change of Saul of Tarsus is one of the seminal events in the history of the Christian church. After Paul came to know Christ, he went on to write half […]

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A Little Light in Great Darkness

My family loves exploring caves. Actually, we don’t  really explore as much as we take guided tours. We rarely pass a cave on vacation without stopping and spending a couple of hours inside the cave. In some ways, you might think if you’ve seen one cave you’ve seen them all.  On the other hand, each […]

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“Pure Evil”

Yesterday morning I awoke to the headlines of 18 people killed in Las Vegas and a huge number of others wounded. Before long the number grew to 58 dead and 515 wounded or injured, making it the worst mass shooting in American history. What have we come to, and where will it end? When I […]

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What Makes Christians Shine Like Stars in the Universe?

The apostle Paul encouraged the believers at Philippi to “Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12). Paul meant that our salvation cannot be static and only in the past. It must also be very much in the present and in the future. Paul did not mean that you work for […]

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“Wonderful” Wednesdays at FBC

Wednesdays have been wonderful at FBC. We are thankful for your embracing our new schedule and new opportunities to serve, grow, and worship at First Baptist Church. Let me tell you about some of the things that are making Wednesdays wonderful at FBC. These are in no particular order of importance. First, the new “Goldilocks” […]

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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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But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)