A Wave of Prayer Moving Over Louisiana

For all of 2012, Louisiana Baptists and other Christian churches have been emphasizing the need for a spiritual awakening for our state. This came about when we realized that Louisiana has never really been touched by the four great spiritual awakenings in our country. You can find information about the first two spiritual awakenings in […]

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The Real St. Patrick

Today is St. Patrick’s Day. I hope that you have a great day filled with joy and meaning. You should even wear something green. As someone who claims Irish heritage, it is kind of a nice, sentimental day, but it usually has absolutely nothing to do with the real Patrick. As you would expect, we […]

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Quotations You Can Use (March 16, 2012)

Quotations You Can Use “My memory is failing, but there are two things that I never forget–that I am a great sinner, and that Jesus Christ is a great Saviour”–William Law. “. . . the person who wishes to grow in grace is by far best advised to make a close and constant companion of the […]

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Red and Yellow, Black and White

Last week I traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to work with my fellow Southern Baptists on the SBC Committee on Nominations. We met in Nashville because Southern Baptists chose this location years ago to put its headquarters, most likely for geographical reasons (this fact has something to do with the consideration by the convention to change […]

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It’s Here!

Martha Bailey’s new book, It Hurts But I’m Okay is available and will be released today at Martha’s regular Wednesday Bible Study at The ROC of First Baptist Church, Covington. We’re all excited about the book. I have read it, of course, and it’s very good. (I could be biased as well). This is a book […]

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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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