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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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“C’mon Man!”

“C’mon Man!” ESPN, the sports channel, has an immensely popular segment called “C’mon Man!” It’s so popular and so well known that the phrase is being used in the popular culture in all kinds of different ways. For example, I was trying to get my computer to do something recently. I kept following the wrong […]

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Who is Georgia Barnett–and What Difference Does It Make?

I hope you have seen special offering envelopes for the Georgia Barnette Offering. You may be asking (I hope you are) who is Georgia Barnette and why should I consider giving an offering for this need? Georgia Barnette loved Christ and worked to build His kingdom. She specifically worked with Louisiana Baptists to call us […]

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How Do You “Gut Out” a House?

If you’ve watched any TV lately, you have seen the debris piled in front of houses in countless neighborhoods in Louisiana. The Louisiana Flood of 2016 is of historic proportions. Many areas of Louisiana received half of their normal yearly rainfall in a 24–36 hour period of time. It made for unprecedented flooding. Houses flooded […]

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Do You Love Your Pastor?

Do you love your pastor? Does he love you? Pastors and churches often get a bad rap. It works both ways. People often act as if churches never care for their pastors. At the same time people also say that the pastor doesn’t care for the church. While no church or pastor is perfect, I […]

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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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נ Nun Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. — Psalm 119:105 (NIV)