The Faith of John Glenn

Saturday afternoon I happened to turn on the TV and found the memorial service for former Senator and astronaut John Glenn. John Glenn lived an amazing life. He passed away about 10 days ago at the age of 95. Since I was on my way to our Saturday evening worship service, I didn’t get to […]

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How Can We Know God?

How can we know God? We all have a problem. How can we know God? How can we know what He’s like and what matters to Him? These are fundamental questions about life. How do I know there really is a God, and how can I get to know Him? We understand the problem. John […]

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Starting With A Bang!

I know it’s not Christmas yet, but I am already excited about the new sermon series for the beginning of the new year. 2017 will be special for many reasons. For the folks at First Baptist Covington, we will open our preschool and children’s areas late in 2017 (possibly in the early fall). This will […]

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You Can’t Delegate Doing the Right Thing

“You can’t delegate doing the right thing.” “The effective innovator is the person who is willing to share the credit generously for successes, and to carry gracefully by himself the blame for the failures”–Lyle Schaller, Parish Planning, 87. “[Do not] mistake politeness for agreement. People have a natural tendency to avoid disagreement or unpleasantness and nowhere is […]

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The Biggest Obstacle to Church Health

Recently, I wrote about the one thing you could do to bless your church and help it to be healthy. You can find that post by clicking here. Today, I want to write about the one thing that can create division and confusion in the church. These two–the best thing you can do and the […]

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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 Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)