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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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What Happens When I Die?

I have a wonderful friend who says: “I am not afraid of death; it’s dying that concerns me.” What he means, of course, is that he feels secure in knowing that to live is Christ and to die is gain. To die means to live in the presence of Jesus. What concerns him is what […]

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Favorite Stories for October

People love stories.  As a preacher, I love to hear stories, and I love to tell stories. It’s delightful to watch people light up when they connect with a story. “Stories Worth Telling” remains the most popular category on my blog. I don’t expect it to change anytime soon. One of the reasons that I write 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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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)