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Why I Hate to See August Go

I suppose I really have many reasons to hang on to the month of August, but I want to give you reasons from a church standpoint of why I hate to see the calendar turn from August to September. This has been the best monthly attendance in the history of the church. This is both […]

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I Want You to Have a Church “Family”

My family and I want to thank you for your prayer and wonderful expressions of sympathy over the death of my mother. You as a church have been everything we needed you to be during this time. Our pastors and our church staff members have supported me and carried on the ministry of the church. […]

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“They’re Everywhere”

Several years ago I started keeping track of attendance for Bible Study and for worship for the twelve months between June 1 and May 31. At this point, I don’t remember exactly why I did so. I seem to recall that we once thought about beginning the new church year in June. That didn’t happen, […]

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Finishing Forward

What an amazing time the last year has been. It’s hard to imagine but we are within one month of being in our new Worship Center for a full year. We have much to celebrate and much to be thankful for. For example, our worship attendance and Bible Study attendance are up significantly. Specifically, our […]

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Have You Noticed What is Happening?

Have you noticed what is happening in our Connect Groups (aka Sunday School, Small Group Bible Study, Bible Fellowship Groups)? It may be hard for you to know what’s going on since we no longer give a week by week report about Connect Groups, Worship Attendance, and financial giving. Here’s what is happening in our […]

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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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[Two Kinds of Wisdom] Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. — James 3:13 (NIV)