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Welcome to FBC

We are privileged that you have visited our website. Nothing excites us more than helping you experience a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. It is why our church exists.

No matter what age or stage in life you are, First Baptist Church Covington has a place for everyone. Each ministry environment in our church has been created to engage, equip, and encourage an intimate relationship with God and others.

Join us this weekend at one of our 4 worship services, or take part in one of our many weekly events and Bible studies. Plain and simple, our church is here for you, and we can’t wait to meet you.



Is Peace Possible?

I want to live at peace. This may be as important as anything in my personal life. Would you have the same desire? Do you have a goal of living at peace? When I wake up in the morning, I don’t want to be anxious. If I wake up in the middle of the night,…

The Don'ts

The Don’ts of High School Graduation

By Waylon Bailey ~ Yesterday I had the wonderful privilege of speaking to the 2016 graduates of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, at their Senior Banquet. I told the more than 250 parents, grandparents, siblings, and graduates I was surprised at two things. First, how quickly they grew up and, second, how old their parents…


The Tangled Web of Deception

“But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out”–Numbers 32:23. “O what a tangled web we weave When we first practice to deceive”–Sir Walter Scott. “Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but to trust the Lord means safety”–Proverbs…


Can I Really Forgive?

Can I really forgive? I get asked this question repeatedly. People want to know, “can I forgive?” They also want to know, “do I have to forgive?” Most of the time they are talking about the difficulty of forgiveness. We all know how difficult it is to forgive. Sometimes people refer to the difficulty of…


Can We Prove the Gospel?

Can the power of the Gospel be proven? Two devotionals that I read regularly are both emphasizing Saint Paul’s letter to Philemon. The letter of Philemon is one of Paul’s prison epistles. It is written to an individual rather than a church. Philemon was a prominent man in the community and a faithful brother in…