Quotes You Can Use

“Amos answered Amaziah, ‘I was neither a prophet nor a prophet’s son, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees. But the Lord took me from tending the flock and said to me, “Go, prophesy to my people Israel” ‘ ” (Amos 7:14-15). “There are only two kinds of men: […]

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What Steve Jobs Brought To The Table

I am typing this from my iPad with my iPhone close at hand. Though I don’t use it as much, I even have an iPod Shuffle as well. It’s hard not to see the tremendous contribution that Steve Jobs made to the world. He’s being compared to Thomas Edison and even Leonardo da Vinci. I […]

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When You Feel All Alone

When you feel all alone. . . Remember, that you really aren’t. Many, many people feel all alone and unappreciated. All you have to do is look at the epidemic of suicide, particularly among younger people. I can’t say how they feel, but there must be an overwhelming sense of aloneness–that they are all alone and […]

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The Person Who Pleases God

I respect Amos deeply. In fact, Amos is generally regarded as one of the great prophets. Along with Isaiah, Hosea, and Micah, he prophesied during the zenith of Old Testament prophecy in the eighth century BC. What was it that made Amos such a great man of God? What is that makes us people who […]

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Electing Leaders

Each year First Baptist Church elects twelve deacons to serve a two year term.  The deacons are called by the church to help in pastoral ministry and to model consistent Christian living before the congregation. Pastors (also known as elders and bishops) and deacons are the two scriptural offices in the church.  Therefore, those who […]

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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 to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)