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What Will Church Be Like In 2044?

I spent several days this week joining with other pastors of similar size churches across the Southern Baptist convention. As usual with these kinds of gatherings, we networked, fellowshipped, and discussed common problems. While most of the problems are exactly the kind that you could think of, there were several that you might be surprised […]

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Questions For God’s People

Rick Warren says the local church is the hope of the world. I fully agree. God works in many ways and according to His plan, but His plan has always been to work through His people. The church is His body called out of the world and called to go into the world with the […]

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A Historic Weekend

This is a historic weekend for First Baptist Church. It begins the meeting of the Metarie Campus of First Baptist Church. We are thankful for all who have prayed and worked to make this day possible. Please let me share with you my vision for the future of our church and our campuses. First, we […]

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Where We’ve Been; Where We’re Going

2012 was a year of transition and growth at First Baptist Church. We were blessed to see lives changed and many people come to the knowledge of Christ. These are highlights of the blessings of God upon His church in 2012. We finally put the difficult Katrina years behind us. In every category of statistical […]

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My Dreams For The Church

Recently, I have had renewed visions of what the church should be. In fact, I have spent considerable time in prayer simply seeking what God would do with His church. As pastor, of course, I bear a heavy responsibility to lead the church in God’s ways. The church is the bride of Christ. He loves […]

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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)