How to Face Criticism

There are so many things in life you can’t be sure of or ever know. Here’s one thing you can be very sure of. If you attempt anything significant, you will receive criticism. How will you handle it? How should you handle it? Jesus faced constant criticism from the most influential leaders of Judaism. As […]

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What Should A Pastor Do?

What should be a pastor’s job description? Most churches attempt to write a job description for their pastor. It’s one of those ways of saying, “this is what we want you to do.” Churches often have difficulty determining what a pastor should do and how the pastor should function. It’s not only churches that often […]

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Who Will Care for These?

“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me” (Matthew 25:40). Jesus emphasized the care for the poor, needy, and estranged. He called us to care for those around us. As we care for others, we care for Him. This past week a […]

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The Pastor Who Pleases God

I used to describe the most divisive issue in any church as any statement with the word “pastor” in it. Let’s face it, pastors are important to the church. In fact, almost everyone describes a church by its pastor. What should you say about a pastor? What should the pastor aspire to be? What could […]

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How to Pray for Your Church

While we pray for so many things–most of them entirely pleasing to God, do you pray for your church? Shouldn’t our churches be near the top of the list of our prayers? I want to encourage those who attend FBC Covington to covenant to pray for the church. For those of you who attend other […]

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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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Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)