Who’s Coming to Church Sunday?

I’ve been an interested observer of the church all my life. Even before I became a preacher and a pastor, I was fascinated by the church and how it functioned. That brings me to Easter Sunday and who will be in church and who won’t. This question is on my mind because our pastoral staff […]

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Two Unforgettable Memories

Like most of you, I have vivid memories of a number of things from my childhood. Most of these were simple events that had no longer significance than what happened then and my memories of them. Other events, such as when my parents told me at age 8 that my grandfather had died, linger on […]

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Sundays and Celebrations

The first two weeks in our new worship center and our Connection Center have been wonderful times. For the first time in many years, we have had room for you to invite your friends to worship and space for people to stand and visit with one another before and after worship times. This has been […]

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When Good Friends Can’t Agree

One of the most amazing passages of Scripture involves the break up of the missionary team of Paul and Barnabas. These men who had supported one another and done so much for the Kingdom of God could not agree about taking John Mark with them on their second missionary journey. Mark had deserted them on […]

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Four Essentials for Sermons

Like almost all pastors, I am enamored with the whole idea of preaching. Preaching is God’s plan. Paul laid out the conundrum for us. It is by the foolishness of preaching that God works among us. “Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he […]

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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)