What a Privilege

Last week we had a really nice event at our church. It wasn’t a worship service, but it was a time to “give honor to those to whom honor is due.” Our long time organist has retired and is moving out of state closer to children. The interesting thing about our organist is that he […]

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What is a Spirit-filled Church?

We hear a lot about Spirit-filled churches– – and we should. You might ask whether a church can really be a church without being Spirit-filled. I want to give you a biblical definition and characterization of a Spirit-filled church. Actually, there would be several biblical definitions and examples of what a Spirit-filled church really is. […]

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Scary Awesome

Martha and I had the opportunity last month to make a trip to Yellowstone National Park. It was one of Martha’s trips of a lifetime. It has always been one of the places she particularly wanted to go. You know how something like that works. We have planned the trip for years but life kept […]

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Are You Leading Your Church?

God is looking for leaders in His church. He is looking for people who want to lead and make a difference. In many churches, the church has leaders but not according to God’s plan. Many of these leaders are interested in power and prestige rather than pleasing God. How are you leading? What does it […]

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Changes and Opportunities

Martha and I had a great time away, and we are very excited about being back. The next weeks and months will be an exciting and challenging time as we occupy our new education building and move most of our Adult Bible Fellowship groups to new locations as well as new times. This will occur […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)