An Encouraging Supreme Court Decision

Last month the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that has significant meaning for churches and Christians as they seek to communicate their faith in Christ through preaching and personal conversations. At first look the decision has nothing to do with churches or with Christians being able to communicate their sincerely held religious beliefs. […]

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How Should Your Life in Christ Look?

Who should you be as a Christian? Followers of Christ ask themselves these questions all the time. New believers and people inexperienced with Scripture especially deal with this issue. You know how it goes. What are the rules? Am I expected to be perfect? What if our church members see me doing something wrong? What […]

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Your Chance to Help Our Guests

Now that we have the 4th of July behind us, we are moving quickly toward the occupation of the educational part of our expansion and our new schedule beginning September 10. This week our contractors will be finishing up the connectors to our present preschool and children’s hallways. That will allow us to start getting […]

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On Patriotism, Generosity, and Kindness

“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in–Theodore Roosevelt. “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt uses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again. It is no longer […]

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Real Persecution–Real Prayer

Monday, June 26, 2017, I received this email. It is from one of our ministry partners of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, who lives and ministers in India. Out of an abundance of caution, I am leaving out the names and pertinent information about the event. I will tell you that persecution of Christians has […]

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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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)