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A Brief Profile of FBC Covington

Each year our church sends our annual church profile to be shared with the 45,000 other Southern Baptist churches across the country. These are our sister churches, our partners in ministry. What makes us closer to these churches than the other 400,000 Protestant churches in the country? Years ago, I read a great definition of […]

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Today at First Baptist Church

Today we are thrilled to have Keith Manuel as our preacher at First Baptist Church. Keith works with the Louisiana Baptist Convention, a statewide network of over 1600 Louisiana Baptist churches connected through mission to help every person in Louisiana find hope through Jesus Christ. Keith’s specific responsibility is to serve with the evangelism team […]

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Reason For Intense Hope

When Simon Peter confessed Jesus as “the Christ, the Son of the Living God,” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, […]

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Why Do Some Churches “Breakout?”

Why do some churches grow and reach out to the community while others do not? Can it be true that some are in a better location? Is that the secret of reaching people? Is it because they are in the right place at the right time? Or, are their other reasons? Thom Rainer, President and […]

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Today In Metairie And In Covington

Metairie Church is progressing nicely. I am looking forward to preaching at Metairie Church this weekend. Of course, I preach each week by means of media, but this week I will preach “live.” After the service in Metairie we have a lunch fellowship. I am excited about being with new and current friends at Metairie […]

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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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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” — Mark 9:35 (NIV)