“The Church Is All We Have”

The church is the hope of the world; it is time for the church to stand up and be counted. That was my belief in joining with Dr. David Hankins, Executive-Director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, to propose “The President’s 2020 Commission” to study the effectiveness of what we do as Louisiana Baptists. We must […]

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Does The Church Have A Future In America?

Does the church have a future in America? In light of the recent election, many people are asking about the future of the church. I have just spent two days working closely with pastors and members of Southern Baptist Churches in Louisiana. Four¬†thoughts stand out to me. All of them probably contain more good news […]

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My Message For Louisiana Baptists

Last night I had the privilege of presiding for the Louisiana Baptist Convention and preaching the president’s message to conclude the night. While some business is conducted at the first session on Monday night, the meeting is primarily a time of inspiration and worship. We were blessed by tremendous music by from the choir of […]

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Living In The Worst Of Times

As God’s people, it seems we always live in the worst of times. The Bible makes clear how the world will end. “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, . . .treacherous, […]

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Getting Ready For The Louisiana Baptist Convention

A year ago this week, Louisiana Baptists graciously elected me as president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Now the time has come for the historic 165th annual meeting of the convention, a meeting where I get to preach and have the responsibility to preside. This year celebrates the 200th anniversary of the beginning of Baptist […]

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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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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” — Mark 9:35 (NIV)