Five Hundred Years

Today marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. October 31, 1517, marked the date when a Roman Catholic monk by the name of Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Luther never intended to leave the Roman Catholic Church. He wanted to reform it. […]

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Why You Need Good Examples

The apostle Paul famously told many of the churches where he ministered to follow his example. Many modern day Christians are astounded at what Paul said. They are amazed at this command for two reasons. First, they don’t see themselves as a proper example, and they wonder if Paul could be. Second, I often hear […]

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Things to Know for November and Beyond

Most of you know how “hyper” the last three months have been. We have gone to a (wonderfully successful) new schedule and moved almost every class. We are continuing to work at doing ministry while we wait for construction to be complete. Here are some things you need to know about November. First, the entryways […]

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Why You Need Christ Every Day

“[The Lord is the God] who sent his Son to become God-with-us and . . . sent his Spirit to become God-within-us”–Henri Nouwen. “I have found that I experience sustained peace and joy in direct proportion to the degree that I am in love with Jesus. When the living Christ is just part of my […]

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John the Baptist and the Least in the Kingdom

I find the words which Jesus spoke about John the Baptist to be some of the most amazing words in Scripture. Here’s what Jesus said about the greatness of John the Baptist. “Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has risen no one greater than John the Baptist” (Matthew 11:11a). Think of […]

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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)