Blessed is the Man

Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been sentenced to death for refusing to renounce his Christian faith. Pastor Youcef, a pastor of the 400 member Church of Iran, has been imprisoned since October of 2009 in Gilan Province after protesting to authortities that his son was forced to read from the Koran at school. The latest […]

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My Most Popular Post for September

Being new to blogging (I went public with my blog on June 1, 2011), I have a great interest in what makes a good post. Obviously, a good post has to be well-written and pertinent to whatever is taking place in your life. If it doesn’t fit “where you are,” it can be very well […]

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Preparing to Speak Well

In this series on public speaking, I have written several “tips” and “secrets” (http://waylonbailey.com/2011/08/tips-for-becoming-a-better-public-speaker/) of speaking well in public, but I really know of only the following secret. Work hard and prepare well. Public speaking is difficult. It requires hard work and good preparation. Next week, I will write about oral preparation. Today, I want to […]

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Making Your Days Count

Moses described the brevity and difficulty of life and asked God to teach us to number our days aright that we may gain a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90:12). Moses’ request shows us that we truly need God to guide our thoughts and to direct our paths. When left to our own thoughts we tend […]

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Seeking To Be More Effective For God

Transformational Church! I hope that you have seen the words and heard about the Transformational Church survey. Transformational Church is simply an attempt to make First Baptist Church as effective as possible. We want you to experience the power of God in your life. We ultimately want to touch the whole community with the transforming […]

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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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[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)