Could I Make A Very Special Request?

Could I make a very special request of you?It’s not for me personally, but it’s for people apart from God. I want to ask you to pray for people who are “without hope and without God“ (Ephesians 2:12). This is a godly thing to do which squares with Holy Scripture. The apostle Paul said, “Brothers […]

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What Matters to God?

You may have asked yourself or someone else, “I wonder what matters to God?” Based on James’ letter to the dispersed church, I can answer the question in two ways. First, everything matters to God. He is not simply the God of Sunday or the God of the worship service. His concern cannot be limited […]

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A Good Year

I use my “Lagniappe” article each week to give my local congregation a “little something extra”  concerning our church. This is some of the information you need. Today I want to write about our Connect Group attendance and our total worship attendance. Here’s the short version: both have done very well and are at record […]

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A Reason for Hope

Over the last two weeks I have had the privilege of reading three books on how to share our faith. At the same time, I have studied in depth on the witness of Paul the Apostle. Doing both of these has confirmed some convictions I have long held. I also have seen anew that what […]

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Watching Gordon–Remembering Katrina

Late last night Tropical Storm Gordon came ashore near Dauphin Island, Alabama, with 75 MPH winds. Hurricanes and storms are a way of life along the Gulf Coast, especially the Louisiana coast and the New Orleans area. Thankfully for those who live around me, we have not dealt with the worst of Gordon. Covington and […]

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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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I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.” — Psalm 40:8 (NIV)