The Number One Reason Why Missionaries Leave the Field

Do you remember why most people change jobs? I wrote about that several days ago.  It’s the age-old problem of relationships.Now there has been a new study of why most missionaries leave the field. When I read the headline I immediately thought of several areas that would impact missionary service. I thought of money, family, […]

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What Would You Do With $524,160.00?

What would you do with $524,160? You probably already know the answer to that question. Most of us don’t have to think about how we would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars. What would you do with 524,160 minutes? That’s the number of minutes in a year. Most of us will not have $524,160, but […]

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I Want to be that Man

“Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do [God’s] will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys”–C. S. Lewis, the Screwtape […]

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Three Truths about Changing Your Life

I have noticed through the years that two kinds of people miss out on the blessings of God. God wants all to be saved and no one to perish, but many people miss out on God’s kingdom. Who are these? The first group is comprised of those who think they don’t need God. They think […]

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Next Gen VBS!

VBS begins Monday morning! In case you are new to church, especially to First Baptist Church, you may not know the significance of Vacation Bible School. Vacation Bible School is one of our Next Generation (Next Gen) ministries. In VBS, we teach Scripture, life, and Jesus to over 1,000 students age 4-6th graders. VBS gives […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)