Hands In Hand

Have you ever considered which ministry at your church is indispensable? You know, the one you would not give up under any circumstances? At First Baptist Covington, Louisiana, the ministry we could not do without would be our Hands in Hand ministry. Hands In Hand is a ministry to special needs children and adults and […]

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The Meaning of Ordination

Today we have the opportunity to ordain two men to Christian service—Kevin Harless to Gospel Ministry and Jason Hunt as a deacon of First Baptist Church. The ordination service will be at 6:30 PM Sunday night. We have a reception and fellowship time in the Steeple Foyer after the service. I hope that you will […]

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Quotations You Can Use (March 23, 2012)

“Any voice that promises total exemption from suffering and failure is most certainly not God’s voice. In recent years innumerable spokespeople for God have offered ways we can use God and his Bible as guarantees of health, success and wealth. The Bible is treated as a how-to book, a manual for the successful life in […]

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One Of The Funniest Things I’ve Ever Seen

Two weeks ago I traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for an important meeting. I dressed for the occasion–white shirt, suit, and tie. Not long after I entered I-12, I came on two sights that grabbed my attention. The first was normal, well, at least almost normal. Remember, I have on a suit and tie. I […]

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My Story For Remembering Names

Anyone who has known me since I first went to college knows that I do my best to know people and remember their names. Everyone is important and everyone needs to be known. I see remembering names as a way of showing God’s care–and mine–for people. I remember exactly how this became important to me. […]

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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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Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. — Romans 15:7 (NIV)