It’s A Secret!

It was winter and a boy who looked to be in the first or second grade struggled with the zipper on his jacket. I still occasionally struggle with the zipper on my jackets. Getting the two sides of the zipper lined up, holding both sides tight, and pulling the zipper just right isn’t easy. After […]

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Overcoming Fear

Everyone faces fear. We deal with it on almost a daily basis. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been thinking and writing about how you overcome fear. Recently, one of our subscribers submitted a reply to the question: what passages of Scripture help you confront and overcome your fear? He submitted two verses. […]

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Confronting Fear

Fear is a bully. It intimidates us and takes the joy out of living. Fear grows until we do something about it. If we don’t do something about it, it consumes our life. Fear is contagious. The more we hang out with fearful people, the more we pick up on their fear. Let’s be honest. […]

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Leading the Church

Each year First Baptist Church elects twelve men to serve as deacons for a two year period. These twelve men join the twelve elected the previous year to make up the deacon body of First Baptist Church. At FBC deacons have the responsibility to jealousy guard the unity of the church and to lead it […]

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Your Safety Net

I am reading a wonderful book by Robert Lewis of Fellowship Bible Church, Little Rock entitled “The Church of Irresistable Influence.” The book describes what we might today call compassion ministries. He sees his church as having irresistible influence because they build bridges to the world. One of his chapters begins with his telling the […]

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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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Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” — Matthew 19:14 (NIV)