The Amazing Story of John Mark

The life and ministry of John Mark is a remarkable story. I’ve often wondered why his story did not become a movie. He intersected with all the major players of the New Testament and recorded  the life and ministry of Jesus. As far as we know, he was a witness to the resurrection of Jesus. […]

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Men Who Changed Their Disposition

Can you change your disposition? Is it possible to overcome frustration, anger, and prejudice? Are we stuck in our old ways or is it possible to be different? I am convinced you do not have to live the way you always have. Please look at what I wrote yesterday about changing your disposition.  Today, let […]

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Can I Change My Disposition?

Can I change my disposition? I’m sure you’ve heard someone protest how they cannot change. Usually, they say something like this. “You have to take me the way I am. I can’t change. That just the way I am.” Is that true? Is it impossible to change? Are we destined for impatience, frustration, anger, and […]

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As Long As

Yesterday, I remembered with our congregation the “Great Recession” which began ten years ago this month. It was a difficult and unnerving time in America. For most people in our congregation, it was the most unsettling economic situation they had ever faced. After relating a story about how Martha and I dealt with that difficult […]

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On Signs, Signage, and Office Space

When it comes to building anything, it’s hard to finish. While we have been in our new worship space for the last eight months, we still aren’t quite finished. Clif Smith and our Strategy Planning Team are continuing to work to get us across the finish line, but we aren’t quite there. One of 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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)