My Series on Public Speaking

I well remember my first speech class in college. I agonized over the three minutes that I was assigned to speak. Trying to find the right subject and the right delivery almost overwhelmed me. Speaking in public is a tremendous privilege and a frightful prospect. Over the last two months I have written five posts on […]

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To Blog or Not to Blog

My friend David Hankins is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.  He has preached at our church several times in the past.  Recently, he wrote a blog entitled: “Be Slow to Blog.”  The title was taken from the Letter of James to the church where James said that we should be “quick to […]

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To Infinity and Beyond

My friend David Hankins is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.  He has preached at our church several times in the past.  Recently, he wrote a blog entitled: “Be Slow to Blog.”  The title was taken from the Letter of James to the church where James said that we should be “quick to hear, […]

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Tim Tebow, Faith, and Football

“Those who honor me, I will honor” 1 Samuel 2:30. Those were the words of a man of God concerning Eli and Eli’s sons. Eli and his sons had disdained and dishonored the call of God on their lives. They used the sacrifices given by the people of Israel for themselves. Actually, Eli’s sons were […]

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Why Deacons?

Each year First Baptist Church elects twelve men to serve as deacons for a two year period. These twelve men join the previous twelve elected to make up the deacon body of First Baptist Church. At FBC deacons have the responsibility to jealousy guard the unity of the church and lead it to health. Deacons […]

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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 those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. — Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)