A Beautiful Picture of a Beautiful Veteran

Over the Veteran’s Day weekend I read of a 92 year old veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam who died protecting his wife from a home intruder. As a salute to all our veterans and as a beautiful picture of true love and devotion, I want to tell you the story of the […]

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A Salute to Veterans

This past weekend was a moving time for me. It all began on Saturday as I heard some of the history of Veteran’s Day. It began, of course, with the Armistice Day of World War I. That war ended on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 AM. When I heard that I […]

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Four Essentials for Worship

I spend a lot of time in the worship services at my church. You probably do as well. It’s not a chore for me, and I don’t want worship to become one. I want worship to be significant and meaningful. I want it to make a difference in my life, my family, and my community. […]

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Getting Ready for the Future

2018 has been an historic year at First Baptist Church. We have had record attendances in Connect Groups, Worship Services, and new members while building facilities to carry us far into the future. When I reflect over these and several other significant events, I am moved to gratitude to God for His goodness and appreciation […]

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It’s Easy to be Proud

It’s easy to be proud. It has to be because we see so much of it and because God speaks so much against it. The Proverbs tell us that God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble (Proverbs 3:34, 29:23). Both James and Peter picked up these words from the Old Testament and […]

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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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[Thanksgiving] I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— — 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 (NIV)