What We All Need

Yesterday morning I started my day with just what I needed. First, I spent time with God, praying for the day and all the things I had to get done. Then I prayed for discernment and understanding to deal with some very difficult issues. You can read about some of those issues here. Then, almost […]

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Sexual Abuse and the Church

Sexual immorality and sexual abuse are rampant in America. The sexual revolution of the 60’s has sown the wind, and we are reaping the whirlwind. Even the church is deeply grieved and affected. Yesterday I was asked to appear on local television to make a statement about the issue. My five minute interview resulted in […]

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What Nehemiah Teaches Us about Leadership and Teamwork

The Book of Nehemiah is an ancient book with a contemporary message. It teaches us about leadership, teamwork, and relationships with others. Here are some of the lessons God teaches us through the Book of Nehemiah. First, Nehemiah shows us the absolute necessity of leadership. Before Nehemiah journeyed to Jerusalem, the walls of the city […]

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The Life You’ve Always Wanted

God made you for a purpose. You were made for relationship with Him. Though you may not know it, He is the life you’ve always wanted. In Him, we have His companionship and His love, joy, and peace. Living closely with God brings what we all ache to have. First Baptist Church exists to help […]

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Why Was “the Good Hand of God” on Nehemiah?

Of all the¬†things that impress me about Nehemiah, “the good hand of God” intrigues me more than anything else. After Nehemiah had fasted and prayed about what God had placed on his heart to do for Jerusalem, he went to the king of Persia and asked permission to rebuild Jerusalem. The king gave his permission […]

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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)