Praying For An Awakening

Like many of you, I am praying for spiritual awakening. I am praying for it in my church, in Louisiana, and in America. What would a spiritual awakening resemble? There are two concrete examples for spiritual awakening in America. The first began in 1734. The second took place approximately 1792-1840. Jonathan Edwards is generally described […]

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What Can One Person Do?

When we look at the sadness in our world, this seems to be the most often asked question: “What can one person do?” We’ve all been there. When we see millions of hungry people, what can one person do? When we see national budget deficits, what can one person do? When we see a culture […]

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Looking To God For Revival

I am praying for revival and awakening in America. I am not alone. In Louisiana, many of the churches–Baptist and many others–are seeking God by prayer and fasting. We are asking God for what only He can do to change our society. Churches often try to program change, but real change cannot be programmed. Rather, […]

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First Baptist Church Welcomes Kevin Harless

Welcome Kevin Harless. At our congregational meeting this past Wednesday, First Baptist Church unanimously called Kevin Harless as our Children’s Pastor. We are grateful to have Kevin, Tiffany, Chloe, MacKenzie, and Graci Harless in our church. God blessed us by bringing them here, and we anticipate God’s continued blessings as Kevin oversees our children’s ministry. […]

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Quotes You Can Use (January 27, 2012)

“When Robert Louis Stevenson was four years old he announced a great discovery. “Mamma,” he said, “you cannot be good without praying.” “How do you know?” his mother asked. “Because,” said he, “I have tried”–Parker and St. Johns, Prayer Can Change Your Life, 116. If you use prayer “as a spare tire, only when an […]

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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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Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. — 2 Corinthians 7:1 (NIV)