How to Pray for Vacation Bible School

This week starts Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Covington and at many churches across the country. We need you to pray. Here are some ways which are crucial to our making VBS what pleases God. First, pray for the presence of God over all that we do. Evangelist Charles G. Finney famously said: “If […]

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What I Wish Every Parent Knew

Over the last two days, I have written concerning leadership (“A Lesson in Leadership“) and Satan’s schemes (“How Satan Uses our Missed Shots Against Us”). Today, I want to apply these lessons practically to the most foundational and effective organization in society. Nothing has the power to effect change and produce good like the home. […]

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How Satan Uses Our Missed Shots Against Us

I hope you saw yesterday’s “A Lesson in Leadership.” It was an amazing story of encouragement in the midst of stress and hurt. The story had to do with a missed shot in a basketball game. Instead of chewing out the young player, the veteran, Draymond Green, encouraged the young player to put the missed […]

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A Lesson in Leadership

Martha and I watch the NBA Playoffs each May. We have watched since early in our marriage. There are probably not many people who do this with the fervor and commitment that we have for these playoffs. That’s where this lesson in leadership comes from. Actually, it’s a very unlikely source. During the NBA’s Western […]

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How Do I Live For Christ?

How do we live for Christ? We often miss the point of Holy Scripture. We tend to think that it was written for people apart from Christ. Of course, it’s just the opposite. God gave us Scripture to bless, guide, and encourage the people of God. With that in mind, Colossians three was written 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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Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. — 1 John 3:18 (NIV)