People Of Whom The World Is Not Worthy

Sometimes we simply do not appreciate people the way we should. For example, widows and widowers will tell me they didn’t realize how much their deceased spouse did around the house or helping to keep up the property. They also mention how they simply miss the little things of life. It seems to be a […]

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What Happens When People Obey God

What do you think could happen if you had even a small group of people who lived in obedience to God? The answer to the question is given in the Book of Acts. In the larger sense, the whole book answers that question. These people, empowered by the Holy Spirit, lived in obedience to God and […]

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How Do We Respond To Human Suffering?

Again and again we see suffering around us. Sometimes it is people who have gone through a hurricane. We certaiuly have seen stress and suffering around us. Long after the hurricane has passed, people are having to evacuate their homes because of rising waters and the threat of the collapse of dams and levees. Many […]

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How To Pray After A Hurricane

Hurricane Isaac pounded us from Tuesday to Thursday this week. Friday still gave us rain but no wind. Finally, the water has begun to recede and we are assessing the damage. Chain saw crews, feeding units, and shower trailers from Southern Baptist Disaster Relief are in town. Soon “mud out” units will begin showing up […]

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Hurricane Isaac And Its Aftermath

Thank you for your prayers during Hurricane Isaac.  We appreciate your praying for us and request that you continue to do so. Here are the results of Hurricane Isaac. This is one of the strangest hurricanes on record.  Though it was only a Category One storm, it produced a great deal of destruction. Through 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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)