My Story For Remembering Names

Anyone who has known me since I first went to college knows that I do my best to know people and remember their names. Everyone is important and everyone needs to be known. I see remembering names as a way of showing God’s care–and mine–for people. I remember exactly how this became important to me. […]

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With Hope

“Without hope and without God in the world.” This was Paul’s way of describing the Gentile experience. Would he possibly describe the modern person without God in the same way? “Overflowing with hope.” That is my reading of the substance of Paul’s words to the church at Ephesus (Ephesians 2:11-22). Paul used one succinct verse […]

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Without Hope

“Without hope and without God in the world.” That’s the way the Apostle Paul summarized the Gentile world. They lived in a world of gods but really had no God. They often spoke of hope but in reality¬†lived in a world without hope. These words not only describe the Gentile world of Paul’s day but […]

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A Wave of Prayer Moving Over Louisiana

For all of 2012, Louisiana Baptists and other Christian churches have been emphasizing the need for a spiritual awakening for our state. This came about when we realized that Louisiana has never really been touched by the four great spiritual awakenings in our country. You can find information about the first two spiritual awakenings in […]

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The Real St. Patrick

Today is St. Patrick’s Day. I hope that you have a great day filled with joy and meaning. You should even wear something green. As someone who claims Irish heritage, it is kind of a nice, sentimental day, but it usually has absolutely nothing to do with the real Patrick. As you would expect, we […]

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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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To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. — Colossians 1:27-28 (NIV)