The Schedule for Opening Our New Worship Center

Each week I write this “little something extra” (Lagniappe, pronounced lan-yap) for the members and attenders of First Baptist Church. I use it to keep each one up to date on where we are as a church.   We are all excited about opening our new Worship Center. Clif Smith used this phrase, “We have […]

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Dealing With Evil

“The world is too dangerous to live in–not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit and let it happen”–Albert Einstein. “Whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin”–James 4:17. “Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference. . . […]

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The Greatest Marriage Advice Ever

Sometime in the year before my wedding, I received “my greatest marriage advice ever.” It came from a deacon at my church. I was young–really young–and he was about my father’s age with children my age. After visiting with his family, he followed me to my automobile and gave me these powerful words–“Marriage is great […]

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On Valentine’s Day, Strengthen Your Marriage

Marriage is good. In fact, it’s very good. This is what I say repeatedly to couples contemplating marriage: “I highly recommend marriage!” I really do recommend it. My marriage to Martha has blessed my life immensely and immeasurably. It would be easy to say, I can’t imagine living without her, but several years ago I […]

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Leading with Integrity

Last week I was reminded of the leadership of Jack Welch, the legendary CEO of General Electric. Under Welch’s leadership, GE became one of the most profitable and influential corporations in the world. Welch is known for his dynamic leadership. He promoted six rules for successful leadership. Welch’s six rules are: (1) Control your destiny […]

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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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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)