It’s Easy to Get Discouraged

It’s easy to get discouraged–when you are looking at the devil’s world and the devil’s work. When you look at what God is doing around the world, it is exciting, joyful, and encouraging. It’s so hard to take our eyes off what is happening around us and to look for the work of the Holy […]

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Learning to Pray

After observing Jesus praying, His disciples asked Him to teach them to pray just as John the Baptist had taught his disciples (Luke 11:1). Is there any thing more important then learning to pray? I find it interesting that Jesus never taught His disciples how to preach, but He did teach them how to pray. […]

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Learning to Wait

We don’t like to wait. We have learned to think that everything should be waiting for us when we show up. That kind of mentality affects our relationship with God as well. Instead of thinking that we exist to serve God, we begin to think that God exists for the purpose of giving us what […]

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End of Year Report

2018 was an historic year for First Baptist church. Obviously, opening a new and amazing worship center would certainly make this an historic year at any place. But it’s also history making because the church reached record levels in 2018 in every measurable category. Worship attendance increased 13% last year over the previous year, averaging […]

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Nehemiah—Man of Compassion and Prayer

Over the past few weeks I have been reading and studying the Book of Nehemiah in preparation for a sermon series that will be will taking place on all the campuses of First Baptist Church. When you think of Nehemiah, you immediately think of a builder and a governor, but you don’t immediately think of […]

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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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If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. — James 1:5 (NIV)