Why Good Things Happen with the Church

I’ve spent most of my adult life in churches and in a seminary preparing ministers to work in the local church. I’ve always been interested in what makes churches tick. I’ve always wanted to know why good things happen at church. All of this comes to mind today because on Sunday we had really good […]

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Life Has Never Been Easy

Life has never been easy, and it is certainly not easy now. We have to deal with human sin and with our enemy who goes to and fro seeking to steal, kill, and destroy. How do we deal effectively with our common problems? First, we must recognize reality. Too many people want to live in […]

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Five Things You Need to Know about the New Schedule

We are thankful to God for the blessing of the opening of our new building for Preschool and Children. This has allowed us to move adults into the areas formerly housing our children. For the first time in my ministry at FBC (28 years), we have Bible Study space to begin new groups at all […]

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Life is the Sum of our Choices

“The curse of the modern pastor is speaking to people who do not want to hear but rather hear only what they already think or want (2 Timothy 4:3)”–Waylon Bailey. “My true knowlege of self comes not from my searching myself but God searching me”–Watchman Nee. “People are backsliders on their knees long before they […]

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Three Things I Wish All Church Members Knew

As a pastor, I have many things that I wish church members knew. Today, I would like to give you three areas that are essential to a healthy church. First, your church is only as spiritual, Godly, loving, kind, or evangelistic as you are. It’s so easy to talk about “they” or “them” but it’s […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)