What Will You Do With God?

In college, I had a number of close “preacher-boy” friends. One of my friends grew up near me. We had a close and abiding friendship. He was one of the most naturally humorous people I’ve ever met. Most of the time he didn’t mean to be funny, he simply was. He was a joy to […]

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You Are New–Live New!

One of the first verses I memorized is 2 Corinthians 5:17. Paul stated that those in Christ are new creatures; the old is gone and the new has come. “Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.” This verse contains the […]

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Where We Are

At strategic and important times, I report to the church where we are and where we hope to go. This is one of those times. Beginning last November and especially this past January, First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, has seen the powerful working of God. My hope and prayer is that this is happening in many churches. […]

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Quotations You Can Use (June 1, 2012)

“If you indeed cry out for insight, and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver, and search for it as for hidden treasures–then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God”–Proverbs 2:3-5, NRSV. “I do not believe we can settle how much we ought to […]

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Are Your Pockets Full?

Yesterday, I traveled to Pineville, Louisiana, to attend a meeting of the trustees of Louisiana College. You probably aren’t very interested in the trustee meeting, but you will be very interested in what happened at the beginning of the meeting. We met two sisters from China who are Christians and want to send their high […]

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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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But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)