Four Things A Pastor Never Wants to Teach His People

John Maxwell famously stated: “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” In churches, we know this to be true: a church becomes like its leadership. When the leadership is good, positive, and effective, the church grows in health and significance. When the leadership is weak and ineffective, the church suffers with unhealthy behaviors. What is it […]

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We Tested Our Tornado Plan

Yesterday tornadoes tracked all across our area (southeast Louisiana). You may have seen the news that the state of Louisiana was hit hard yesterday with tornadoes. The eastern area of New Orleans (we call it New Orleans East) was particularly hard hit. At least one church building experienced heavy damage. When the alerts came out […]

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Lessons from Super Bowl LI

You probably watched all or part of Super Bowl LI. After all, 111 million people did, but it did make me wonder, “What were all those other people doing?” I love sports, with football coming at the top of my list. I love what sports teach us about life.  In my little time of playing competitive […]

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Notes for Our Congregational Meeting

We will have our first Congregational Meeting of the year Wednesday evening, February 8, at 6:30 PM. We have four meetings each year for the purpose of providing accountability, making decisions which only the Congregation can make, and providing important information to the congregation. If possible, we need you to be present. Here are two […]

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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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But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)