Electing Leaders

Each year First Baptist Church elects twelve deacons to serve a two year term.  The deacons are called by the church to help in pastoral ministry and to model consistent Christian living before the congregation. Pastors (also known as elders and bishops) and deacons are the two scriptural offices in the church.  Therefore, those who […]

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Some Things Are Too Good To Be True

Johnny Hart drew the comic strip “BC.”  A believer, Hart often uses a Christian theme, especially at Easter. One of my favorite “BC” comic strips had a caveman fishing who landed a big fish. When the fisherman landed the fish, the fish came off the hook and flounced and flipped on the land for a minute […]

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Favorite Stories For September

People love stories. We love to tell our own stories, and we love to hear other people’s stories. Maybe that’s why the category “Stories Worth Telling” is the most popular category on my blog. In September, three particular stories seemed to grab reader’s attention. Each story had so much to do with real life–the way […]

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If You Want to be Good at Public Speaking . . .

If you want to be good at public speaking, I have three words for you. Practice, practice, practice. If you prefer, you can change the words to  Work, work, work. I prefer to think of work as your writing or outlining the speech and practice as how you get ready for the delivery. Very few people […]

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“How Do I Hear God Talking To Me?”

A pastor friend of mine told me about going to a church to preach in the pastor’s absence. At the end of the service, a young girl walked to the front and asked for help. “I want to hear God’s voice,” she said. “How do I hear God talking to me?” Answering God’s call contains […]

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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, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. — James 1:21 (NIV)