Seven Reasons to Come Back to Church This Weekend

You came to church this last weekend and you enjoyed being present with the family of God. Why not come back this weekend? Even better, why not make a commitment to make worship with the people of God your weekly practice? Here are seven reasons why you should worship with the saints (that’s all set […]

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The Land of “No More”

Easter is a really big deal. Anyone around the church knows that is true. Easter matters for a number of reasons, such as the highest church attendance of the year and wonderful family celebrations. As one of our pastors says, “This is our Super Bowl.” While those things are significant, there are other more meaningful […]

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This Special Day

This is my Easter greeting to those who worship at First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, where I preach the gospel and serve the congregation.   Welcome to First Baptist Church and to our Easter weekend services! We are thankful you have come to join us as we worship and celebrate what God has done for […]

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The Goodness of this Day

Today is Good Friday. While we instinctively know the goodness of this day, it almost seems impossible to the rational mind. What makes this day good? How could the death of the Son of God ever be considered good. First, the goodness of this day is because of God. This day shows us–in very tangible […]

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This is How You Should Pray

“Thou art coming to a king, large petitions with thee bring. For His grace and power are such, none can ever ask too much”–John Newton. “I am the Lord your God who brought you out of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it”–Psalm 81:10. “Then the word of the Lord came to […]

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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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Verse of the Day

Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. — 2 Corinthians 7:1 (NIV)