My Responsibilities as President of the Louisiana Baptist Convention

I am humbled to be elected president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. I am also deeply appreciative of all those who have called, texted, emailed, tweeted, posted on Facebook, and spoken to me in person. Thanks for your affirmation and love. Let me explain the convention. Each year the convention elects a president who will preside over […]

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I Must Forgive; Do I Have To Trust?

I must forgive; do I have to trust? Is anything harder than forgiving? When we have to deal with the tough issues of life, forgiveness stands near the top of the list. C. S. Lewis said something like this: Everyone says that forgiveness is a lovely thing until they have something to forgive. When you’ve […]

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How To Restore a Broken Relationship

Can a relationship be restored? Can a marriage plagued with infidelity become a marriage again? Can broken trust ever be regained? The story of Hosea deals with all of these issues. Hosea’s wife “played the harlot,” left the marriage, and abandoned the children. The English and Hebrew texts even give the indication that two of […]

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Who’s Preaching?

If you live in South Louisiana, I hope that you will be able to attend some parts of the Louisiana Baptist Convention’s Annual Meeting. First Baptist Church is honored to serve as the host venue for this meeting. The Pastor’s Conference precedes the convention. It begins Sunday night (tonight) at 6:00 pm in the Worship Center. […]

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FBC Welcomes Louisiana Baptists!

First Baptist Church Welcomes Louisiana Baptists! This week marks an historic first both for Louisiana Baptists and for First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana. For the first time the Louisiana Baptist Convention will meet in St. Tammany Parish. We are thankful to have the convention meet in our parish and in our facility. The convention of Louisiana […]

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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)