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The Pastor’s Main Job

Except for several years when I served as a professor for a theological institution, I’ve been a pastor since I was eighteen years old (when I say that I usually smile and rhetorically ask, “What were those people thinking?”). One of the main things I have pondered over the years is the job that a […]

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The Best News Ever

Christmas is the best news ever. For this reason, it simply must be told. The apostles and prophets–those who witnessed the work of Christ and gave testimony of His mighty acts and His resurrection from the dead–simply could not leave this message untold. They followed the commands of Christ to be His “witnesses in Jerusalem, […]

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Why We Must Have a Barnabas

Recently, I have been teaching through the Acts of the Apostles, and it has been fascinating and enlightening for me. I learned years ago that “the one teaches is the one who learns.” If you want to learn, find a group or an individual with whom you can share your insight, understanding, and preparation. Here […]

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Praying Over Faithful People

“Everyone deserves to be prayed over as they begin their ministry.” I remember well the context and the two people who gave me those words. It was a word from God Himself. In the New Testament, we see example after example of people being prayed over as they begin a new area or work of […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)