What A Pastor Reads

Last week, I wrote about our plans for the month of July. In addition to many other plans, I hope to have extra time to read. Pastors must read to stay fresh and help their congregations. I experience many times where the demands of the pastorate and my schedule don’t allow me to read as much as […]

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How Can We Touch America?

As we approach the 236th anniversary of the establishment of our republic, we instinctively know our country is in trouble. Whether economically, militarily, intellectually, or socially, we know we face difficult days ahead. One sad example of the state of our union is the decline of the family and the number of children born out […]

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Why You Should Pray For Our Leaders

You and I have a responsibility to pray for “all those in authority.” This word from 1 Timothy 2:1-4 follows Paul’s previous message to the church at Rome to submit to authority as ordained of God (Romans 13). Paul exhorted Timothy and others to make “requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving” for everyone–“for kings and all those in […]

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Our Plans For July

Several years ago, the congregation of First Baptist Church insisted that Martha and I take some extended time to get away. At first, we had to be compelled to do so (what were we thinking?), but since then we look forward to the time. We deeply appreciate our church’s concern for us and look forward […]

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Quotations You Can Use (June 29, 2012)

“Some take pride in chariots, and others in horses, but we take pride in the name of Yahweh our God”–Psalm 20:7. “The madness of mornings is a key reason most of us believe we have no time. We have time, but it’s consumed by sound and fury that culminates in few accomplishments beyond getting out […]

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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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“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. — John 10:14-15 (NIV)