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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Why You “Must” Renew Your Mind (Part Three)

“Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God remould your minds from within” (Romans 12:1-2, J.B. Phillips). Your mind is a fertile field for both good and evil. You are what you think. Another way to put this is “as you think, so you will become.” Writing from […]

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Fear Is A Bully

My worst physical fight of all time occurred in the fifth grade.  Unfortunately, I fought an eighth grader who was big for his age.  He punched me in the face and knocked me down.  Then, he stomped me.  It wasn’t pretty.  To make matters worse, my friend and neighbor Poley (short for Napoleon) walked from school with […]

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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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You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. — Romans 5:6-8 (NIV)