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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“There’s No Substitute for a Full-time Dad”

“The difference between a ‘man’ and a ‘father’ is that the former shares his genes, but [the] latter gives his life” Craig D. Lounsbrough. “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you”–Exodus 20:12. ” ‘Honor your father and mother’–which is the first […]

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The Attempted Assassination of Steve Scalise

I’m sure you know by now of the shooting yesterday morning of Steve Scalise, an aide, and two Capitol Hill police officers. Representative Scalise is in critical condition. Please join with me in praying for Steve Scalise, the two police officers, and the aide and their families. Steve Scalise is the representative for our area […]

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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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But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)