The Greatest Marriage Advice Ever

Sometime in the year before my wedding, I received “my greatest marriage advice ever.” It came from a deacon at my church. I was young–really young–and he was about my father’s age with children my age. After visiting with his family, he followed me to my automobile and gave me these powerful words–“Marriage is great […]

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On Valentine’s Day, Strengthen Your Marriage

Marriage is good. In fact, it’s very good. This is what I say repeatedly to couples contemplating marriage: “I highly recommend marriage!” I really do recommend it. My marriage to Martha has blessed my life immensely and immeasurably. It would be easy to say, I can’t imagine living without her, but several years ago I […]

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Leading with Integrity

Last week I was reminded of the leadership of Jack Welch, the legendary CEO of General Electric. Under Welch’s leadership, GE became one of the most profitable and influential corporations in the world. Welch is known for his dynamic leadership. He promoted six rules for successful leadership. Welch’s six rules are: (1) Control your destiny […]

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Those First Ten Minutes

“Guests decide whether or not they will return to a church within ten minutes of turning into the parking lot.” Martha and I spent our Sunday yesterday with our pastor son-in-law and daughter and their children at their church in northern Virginia. We arrived Thursday. It has been rainy or cold or both ever since. […]

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Connect Groups!

Each week I write this “little something extra” (Lagniappe, pronounced lan-yap) for the members and attenders of First Baptist Church. I use it to keep each one up to date on where we are as a church. We believe strongly that small group Bible study is a major function of the church. When we gather […]

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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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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)