Three Reasons Why I Am Blessed

I’m spent the last three days in Phoenix, Arizona, at the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention. I love attending the convention. I usually spend a lot of time at the New Orleans Seminary Booth seeing people I taught and others I taught with at the seminary. It’s a great time. The other thing I look forward […]

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What Will Happen to Southern Baptists?

Today is the first day of the Southern Baptist Convention meeting for 2017. We are meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The meeting is expected to draw between 4000–5000 messengers from across the 47,000 congregation SBC. We have eight messengers from FBC Covington attending. This is an interesting convention for a number of reasons. The issue that […]

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We Are God’s Priests

Two things usually shock young believers or others without a strong biblical background – – the church is made up of saints and priests. The word “saint” refers to someone who has been set apart for God’s purpose. Throughout the New Testament, but especially in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, Christians are repeatedly called saints. […]

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Looking Toward the Future

This has been quite a week. Here are three items you need to know. First, we had a great week of Vacation Bible School. We enrolled almost 1400 children and adults. We saw many children pray to receive Christ, and we are looking forward to following up on their decisions. On Thursday morning, one of […]

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The Holy Spirit and Prayer

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. . . . If you, then, though you are evil, know how 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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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)