Tim Tebow And His Mom

On this past Sunday, Father’s Day, Tim Tebow preached at Qualcom Stadium in San Diego before 26,000 people. On Monday, his mother Pam spoke at a pre-convention conference of the Southern Baptist Convention. Tim spoke at Qualcom Stadium at the invitation of pastor David Jeremiah. He challenged dads to make the sacrifices necessary to get […]

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Why Fred Luter Is A Great Choice

Yesterday at the meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, we elected Fred Luter president of the Southern Baptist Convention. It was a great day. Let me share with you why this is so special and why this is a great choice. First, Fred Luter is a prince of a person. He loves the Lord and […]

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What You Can Expect At The Southern Baptist Convention

This week we welcome the Southern Baptist Convention to Louisiana and to New Orleans. This will be first meeting of the convention in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. What can we expect from this convention? First, we are watching the changing of how the convention conducts business. For example, for the first time in my […]

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How We Can Make Friends For Jesus

Near the end of Paul’s letter to the church at Colossae, he encouraged the church to make friends for Jesus. He asked them to be people of prayer and to pray he would have an open door to communicate the Gospel. Then, he counseled the church to be wise in the way they dealt with […]

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A Look At God’s Grace

Few people and few passages of Scripture explain the Gospel as simply and profoundly as Paul in Ephesians 2. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in […]

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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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Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. — Psalm 119:18 (NIV)