How Should We Use Our Words?

One of the themes of the Epistle of James is the proper use of words. James kept coming back to the theme of using words wisely. How should we use language, and what does James want us to understand? First, your speech reflects who you are and the God you serve. Since lost people don’t […]

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How to Bless Your Church

I usually use this space to bring you up to date on items you need to know about the church. Today I want to ask you to think about how you can be a blessing to the church and a minister in the kingdom of God. How can I be a blessing to the church? […]

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What One Person Can Do

Sometimes we think that we can’t do much. In one sense that is true. When we recognize that we live in a world of 7 billion people all of whom have needs, what can one person do? In another sense, it is amazing what one person can do. I am studying and teaching through Acts. […]

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Raising Children Who Thrive

You may have seen the report of the Harvard University study about children who attend church, but I am certain you weren’t surprised. This scientific study reported what common sense and common knowledge have always known to be true. Children who attend church regularly (that is, once a week) are happier, better adjusted, and more […]

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What Christ Means to Me

Yesterday our pastors met for our weekly meeting. We did many things which are routine for us. For example, we talked about upcoming events and items everyone needed to know about. We laughed a lot and enjoyed being together. One area that is a standard at our meetings is the discussion of people who have […]

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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)