The Joy of Staying

I’ve had the joy of being a pastor at the same church for a long time – – 28 years and counting (hopefully). My wife and I both agree this has been the most joyful and rewarding part of our ministry. Though some people would disagree (I recently saw in print the railings of a […]

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Going Round and Round

Just a few minutes ago I went through a traffic circle, what the British call a “roundabout.” All of a sudden the area where I live has been filled with roundabouts, some of them in high traffic areas and the one I crossed over earlier in a residential area. All of these are new and […]

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My Message to High School Graduates

One of the great joys of being a pastor is getting to talk to high school graduates. I had that wonderful opportunity Sunday. In addition to the graduates, I spoke to their parents, grandparents, and siblings. We had a banquet for our graduating seniors, and the house was packed. It was a wonderful experience. What […]

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I’m Looking for Great Church Members

I’m looking for good church members. So are you. We are all looking for people who can be a blessing to the church and to those who are outside the church. We are looking for people who will make the church what God desires it to be. Let me give you four suggestions for being […]

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The Last Part of the Puzzle

Wednesday night, we met as a congregation and worked through the last part of the puzzle for the current expansion of our building. Based on the ongoing giving to the church expansion, the Strategy Planning Team, with affirmation from the Finance Ministry Team, proposed that we move forward with Alternate 3A (the shell for 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 Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)