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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What Every Christian Needs

Martha and I have had a wonderful month away. We have traveled and stayed at home. We have spent time with my mother and the families of both of our daughters. We deeply and sincerely appreciate your kindness in giving us this time. I don’t think I can emphasize enough what a privilege it is […]

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I Want to be Like Chick-fil-A

Martha and I have had some vacation and travel time which we have enjoyed immensely. As we traveled we have eaten a couple of times at a Chick-fil-A. Every time we pull into this fast food restaurant, we predictably talk about the same thing. It goes something like this, “Look at the number of cars!” […]

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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)