Thanks For Praying

Forty days ago, I and many others asked you to pray for the forty days leading up to the November 6 election or for the forty hours preceding the election. I want to thank you for praying, and I want to ask you to continue to pray. Recent polling shows a consistent belief by the […]

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Two Elections That Count

“Elections have consequences.” Those were the words of President Barack Obama three and one-half years ago as he begin his term as president. We should always remember that elections count and that we should take them seriously. Today, I want to write about two serious elections. The first occurs this weekend as First Baptist Church elects […]

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Quotations You Can Use (November 2, 2012)

“… freedom is not a gift that tarries long in the hands of cowards: nor yet does it tarry long in the hands of the sluggard and the idler, in the hands of the man so much absorbed in the pursuit of pleasure or in the pursuit of gain, or so much wrapped up in […]

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Should Christians Vote In This Election?

Should Christians vote in this election? I know this sounds strange to ask. I have been encouraging Christians to vote and get involved for all of my ministry. Personally, Martha and I always vote–tax elections, constitutional amendments, the whole ballot. I ask the question because I keep hearing people ask the question. Some who ask […]

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Running A Marathon

Recently, I’ve been thinking about running a marathon. Actually, I haven’t been thinking that I would run a marathon–I’ve been thinking about other people who do so. Actually, in our church we have two young moms who are training for the 26 mile 385 yard race. They have already run the half marathon and are […]

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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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So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. — Matthew 7:12 (NIV)