Living Healthy and Working Effectively

Later today I have the wonderful opportunity to speak with frontline chaplains who work in crisis situations. These are people who work with people when the very worst has happened. I can’t imagine how difficult their job is. I’ve been asked to help them with their jobs and with their lives. I hope to be […]

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What Jesus Meant by Becoming “Fishers of Men”

“And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19, KJV). Many people react negatively to this passage of Scripture. They somehow see some malevolent intent in the words of Jesus, As if Jesus means to “hook” or “trap” or something worse. But Jesus never manipulated or trapped […]

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Welcome Adam Watson

Today we welcome Adam and Laura Watson and their family to First Baptist Church. Adam is beginning his ministry with us as our Worship Pastor. As Worship Pastor, Adam will work on our music team alongside our Minister of Music David Logan. Adam will have primary leadership for the 6:00 PM Saturday and 11:00 AM […]

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“Say A Good Word for the Lord Jesus”

“Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer every one” (Colossians 4:5-6). As the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Colossae (a church that he had not founded or visited), he encouraged […]

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Living at Ease in Zion

Some of the most famous words of the Hebrew prophets come from the prophet Amos. Amos lived in the eighth century BC and prophesied against Israel’s Northern Kingdom with its capitol in Samaria. Amos called for justice and righteousness. He cared for the poor and powerless and called on the wealthy to care as well. […]

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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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Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. — James 4:10 (NIV)