Easter 2012

  This is the Lagniappe for FBC, Covington for this weekend. Thank you for joining with us by means of my blog. I hope that you wil get a sense of this great weekend and also our goals for our church. Welcome to Easter worship at First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana. We are thrilled that […]

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Why This Friday Is “Good”

What is it that makes today “good?” Would anyone without knowledge of the Christian faith ever understand what makes this day good? We certainly can understand the dilemma that others have with our faith. After all, how can you explain death as good and suffering as helpful? How do we explain our affection for the cross? Why is this […]

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My Prayer For The Louisiana Senate

I had the privilege yesterday to pray at the opening of the session for the Louisiana State Senate, an opportunity afforded at the invitation of Senator Jack Donohue of the 11th Senatorial District and Senator Sharon Weston Broome, President Pro Tempore of the Senate. I am thankful for the opportunity to pray for our elected […]

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Can You See Jesus?

I well remember meeting Dr. Jerry Breazeale. He was the long-term respected pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana. About the best you could say of me was that I was a rookie who had just moved to the Superior Avenue Church in the same city. Not long after I met Jerry, he […]

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Who Is The Young Man In The Linen Cloth?

One of the mysteries of holy week is found in the Gospel of Mark. In the midst of the arrest of Jesus, a story is found which is unique to the Gospel of Mark. The story involves a young man clothed only in a linen cloth who narrowly escaped capture by leaving the cloth behind in […]

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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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)