A Response to Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans area and the Mississippi Gulf Coast twelve years ago yesterday. I thought I would never again see anything as devastating. Hurricane Harvey is making everyone reassess their understanding of the word “catastrophe.” The images and the reports are beyond comprehension. Two nights ago I awakened in the middle of […]

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A Game-changing Attitude

I have always been moved and amazed at the words of the Apostle Paul about his life. He faced opposition of almost every kind. He faced persecution, shipwreck, beatings with whips and rods, imprisonment, and, last of all, execution. In all of this he looked to Jesus. His one passion was “to know him and […]

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What You Should Do in Times of Trouble

One of the things we all can agree about is that life is full of trouble. Job in the Old Testament said it this way, “Man born of woman is short of days and full of trouble” (Job 14:1). If anyone had a good picture of trouble, it was Job. Think of all Job went […]

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Our New Sunday Schedule

Last week, I wrote about our new Wednesday Schedule beginning September 13. Today I want to write about our new Sunday Schedule beginning September 10. Sunday September 10 will be a significant day in the life of our church. We will open the new building and begin Preschool (birth-four year olds) and Children (K-6th grade) […]

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You Can’t Look Low and Land High

“Remember you are God’s sword–His instrument–I trust a chosen vessel unto Him to bear His name. In great measure, according to the purity and perfections of the instrument, will be the success. It is not great talents God blesses so much as great likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is an awful weapon in 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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)