The Worst Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Life becomes exceedingly hard. You and I know that life is filled with disappointing, frustrating, and anxious moments. Some of those times are simply overwhelming. When those times come, there are things you can do to help and things you can do to make your experience worse. Today I want to write about “The Worst […]

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What Makes the World So Dark?

Why is the world so dark? When we look around, we see a world that is darkened by sin and writhing in pain. In America, human life has been cheapened and degraded in so many ways. Children are abused and women are used. The violence in our cities and even in our small towns is sickening. […]

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What the Scalise Shooting Tells Us About Ourselves

Last week, Steve Scalise, congressman from the 1st district of Louisiana and House Majority Whip, was shot and very nearly killed by what appears to have been a politically motivated act. Congressman Scalise’s  physician apprised his situation as improving. He believes that Congressman Scalise will walk and hopes that he may even run. If he […]

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What Should A Church Be Like?

Sometimes when people come to a church for the first time they have preconceived notions that don’t have much to do with reality. They think church is going to be very different from what it really is. What should a church be like? The Apostle Peter gives us a fairly good idea of God’s plan […]

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Our July Schedule

As we get closer to our new Bible Fellowship Group and Worship schedule, the more we have to adapt our present building for the new times and places we will meet. Please remember we begin the new schedule with worship at 6:00 PM Saturday September 9,  and 9:30 and 11:00 Sunday September 10 (the Sunday […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)