The Amazing Life of Lottie Moon

Each year my denomination (the Southern Baptist Convention) asks its member churches to take an offering for International Missions. Each year the 45,000 churches affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention give over $150,000,000 for missions around the world. This year the convention hopes to reach the $175,000,000 mark. Along with their giving on a weekly […]

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Truth and Revival

“In a short while the whole of the country was aflame,” he said. “Every church was stirred to its depths. Strong men were in tears of penitence, and women moved with a new fervor. People were overpowered by the Spirit as on the day of Pentecost, and were counted as drunken men. In the services […]

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The One Thing to Make Church Better

I’ve spent all of my adult life trying to make church better. After all, that should be part of a job description for a pastor. You certainly want your pastor to think this way. You want him to be praying and thinking about reaching the lost and equipping the saints to do the work of […]

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Four Things You Need to Know About Christmas

It’s amazing how significant Christmas is in our culture. Though many children may not know that Christmas is connected to Christ, they certainly know about Christmas. What do you need to know about Christmas? Here are four things everyone needs to know. First, Christmas describes real events with real people and real eternal consequences. From […]

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Castro and the Church in Cuba

Fidel Castro took control of Cuba January 1, 1959. To begin with, this looked to be a positive sign for Cuba. Castro displaced a dictator by the name of Batista. Within only a few short years, Fidel Castro’s true colors came through. He declared himself to be a communist, and his dictatorship far surpassed 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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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)