Thank You To The Veterans Of The Iraqi War

Yesterday ended nine years of the Iraqi War. Many people have been deployed multiple times. I want to extend my thanks to those who have served over the last nine years. Our church has had many people who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. These were part of the active military and the National Guard. We […]

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My Favorite Christmas Story

Sometimes the best sermons are not preached from a pulpit. My favorite Christmas story is really a story worth telling. My wife overheard this story a number of years ago in a retail outlet. Martha was doing Christmas shopping when the woman in line in front of her made these comments to the store clerk. […]

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My Best Story For November

I really was not surprised about my most read story for November. After all, we all want to know what happens when you die. Isn’t it amazing how we want to ignore death, even deny it? I distinctly remember hearing two men in their mid 80’s talking together. One said: “I told my wife if […]

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What You Can Do To Make Your Life Better

Have you considered what you might do to make real and substantial differences in your life? How could you make your life better? I believe that there are four significant things that you could do to make the biggest difference in your life. First, Learn to Live as Husband and Wife.  Could anything make as big […]

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

“Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). These words of Isaiah the prophet are generally regarded as Messianic, that is, predicting and being fulfilled in 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 angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)