How Should We Treat Non-believers?

Our lives are intertwined constantly with people who don’t know Christ and do not see him as the Lord of their lives. At the same time, we are told by Christ to go into all the world and make disciples. How should we treat nonbelievers? How should we live so that we help them know […]

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Why Good Things Happen

When I see something good happening at First Baptist Church, I often think of those who have gone before us, specifically the group who founded the church and the group who set it on its present course. Can you imagine the city of Covington without a Baptist church? That city certainly existed. From 1813, when […]

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What the Church Must Be and Do

“There is power in our desperation. It is not enough to simply hold a meeting where we earnestly pray over our sin–we need to pursue repentance unto deliverance”–George Otis, Jr. “The man who loves his life will lose it . . . Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant will […]

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What Makes A Person Change?

You and I know people who have become very different people from what they used to be. One of the joys of a long-term pastorate (I have been pastor of the same church for 27 years) is getting to see life-change taking place. I know of people who moved from rebellious, selfish, and angry to […]

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Why I Love My To-Do List

I love a to do list. I always have, but sometimes I get away from using this handy little productivity tool. Even when I am using my list, sometimes I keep my list electronically and ¬†other times I keep it the old-fashioned way. Right now, I have moved back to the old fashion way of […]

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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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For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, — Philippians 1:29 (NIV)