I Must Forgive; Do I Have To Trust?

I must forgive; do I have to trust? Is anything harder than forgiving? When we have to deal with the tough issues of life, forgiveness stands near the top of the list. C. S. Lewis said something like this: Everyone says that forgiveness is a lovely thing until they have something to forgive. When you’ve […]

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How To Restore a Broken Relationship

Can a relationship be restored? Can a marriage plagued with infidelity become a marriage again? Can broken trust ever be regained? The story of Hosea deals with all of these issues. Hosea’s wife “played the harlot,” left the marriage, and abandoned the children. The English and Hebrew texts even give the indication that two of […]

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Who’s Preaching?

If you live in South Louisiana, I hope that you will be able to attend some parts of the Louisiana Baptist Convention’s Annual Meeting. First Baptist Church is honored to serve as the host venue for this meeting. The Pastor’s Conference precedes the convention. It begins Sunday night (tonight) at 6:00 pm in the Worship Center. […]

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FBC Welcomes Louisiana Baptists!

First Baptist Church Welcomes Louisiana Baptists! This week marks an historic first both for Louisiana Baptists and for First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana. For the first time the Louisiana Baptist Convention will meet in St. Tammany Parish. We are thankful to have the convention meet in our parish and in our facility. The convention of Louisiana […]

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Today is Veteran’s Day, a day to give thanks for those who served our country in the armed services both in war and in peacetime. What a blessing to express our thanks for those who have sacrificed to give us the wonderful freedoms of the United States of America. Veteran’s Day was established by 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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נ Nun Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. — Psalm 119:105 (NIV)