How To Take Down A Church

In 2008 in Moscow, a Russian Orthodox Church building disappeared.  It’s hard to imagine, one day you have a building, one day you don’t.  The building was abandoned but with the growth of the church in Russia, the Orthodox Church was considering reopening the building.  When they sent someone to check on the condition of […]

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Will Your Money Be A Blessing or A Curse?

A blessing or a curse? That’s the question about money. It can be either one, but you get to determine which one it will be. We’ve all read the stories (or you probably know someone personally) about those folks who were “blessed”with huge sums of money but later came to understand that the money was a curse. Lottery […]

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Seven Practices to Get Your Finances Under Control

Can you really live at peace if your finances are out of control? Can you really do the things that please God if you don’t get your finances under control? Since I believe that those questions must be answered with “no,” I want to give you seven effective practices to get your finances under control. First, […]

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We’re Going to the Holy Land!

We’re Going to the Holy Land! Martha and I are hosting a trip to Israel April 24-May 4, 2012. We invite you to consider joining us as we experience the trip of a lifetime. I have traveled to the land of Israel four times prior to this trip. Each trip has been a wonderful experience […]

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Make Your Circle A Little Tighter

One of my dear friends had a wonderful family, a family that God has blessed through the generations. His family members were some of the giants in the Church, and they were some of the most gracious people that I have ever met. I generally refer to his mother as one of the godliest people that I have ever known. Whenever I […]

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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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