The Greatest Teammate Ever

My guess is you’ve never heard of Jack Twyman. I know I haven’t. Now, I’ll never forget him. Sporting News called him the greatest teammate in the history of the NBA. Jack Twyman played for the Cincinnati Royals beginning in 1958. He was a great basketball player. He played sixteen seasons and was inducted into […]

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Not Your Father’s VBS

Vacation Bible School has really changed over the years. Today VBS has elaborate sets and numerous volunteers. We now have VBX (5th and 6th graders) as well as VBS. Our planning team meets almost year round to evaluate, pray, and plan. As I’ve often said, “The people who plan and run VBS could run a […]

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What Will You Do With God?

In college, I had a number of close “preacher-boy” friends. One of my friends grew up near me. We had a close and abiding friendship. He was one of the most naturally humorous people I’ve ever met. Most of the time he didn’t mean to be funny, he simply was. He was a joy to […]

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You Are New–Live New!

One of the first verses I memorized is 2 Corinthians 5:17. Paul stated that those in Christ are new creatures; the old is gone and the new has come. “Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.” This verse contains the […]

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Where We Are

At strategic and important times, I report to the church where we are and where we hope to go. This is one of those times. Beginning last November and especially this past January, First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, has seen the powerful working of God. My hope and prayer is that this is happening in many churches. […]

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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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May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)