It’s What Comes Later That Counts

In almost everything, it’s what comes after that really counts. For example, think about a marriage. Standing before God, the church, and family and friends is essential, but if there is nothing to follow in terms of commitment, sacrifice, and faithfulness, it will not endure for the long haul. Think about taking a new job. […]

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Drop the Blanket

Last week, I saw something I had never really seen before. My son-in-law Chris showed me an amazing and astounding discovery in A Charlie Brown Christmas.  It’s hard to find someone who isn’t familiar with this program. It aired in 1965 in prime time and, I suppose, has been seen every year since. It has […]

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Merry Christmas from Martha and Waylon

Thank you for being a part of our lives. We pray God’s peace and favor upon you

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My Favorite Day of the Year

This is my favorite day of the year. It always has been. Christmas Eve as I was growing up was a day my father’s business always closed down. It was one of the few days of the year other than Sundays when my dad didn’t work. It was a whole day we all devoted to […]

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No Wonder Angels Sang

This weekend our times of worship, our Christmas Eve services, and especially Christmas day make this a wonderful and blessed weekend and week. I pray that you may have a wonderful time of worship, family, rest, and joyful activity. I pray also that this will be a time of genuine reflection where you will 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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Verse of the Day

It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’” — Romans 14:11 (NIV)