About First Baptist Church Covington

Our Beliefs | Our Mission | Times & Location | Our Staff

Our Beliefs

We believe the Bible is the source of our worldview.

At FBC Covington, we believe that while the Bible was written by real people throughout history, God inspired them with the words to write, making the Bible His Word to us as well. Because of this, the Bible has the final say in our lives and beliefs.

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness”2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)
We believe that our members have a say in our church functions.
22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers,”Acts 15:22 (ESV)
We believe every Christian has a direct connection to God through Jesus.

We believe that as a result of the work of Jesus Christ on the cross 2000+ years ago, the direct connection between God and humans that was once broken due to sin, has been made possible again. Therefore, we no longer need a priest to speak to God on our behalf; we can communicate with God ourselves.

16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”Hebrews 4:16 (ESV)
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”1 Peter 2:9 (ESV)
We believe in an Individual/Personal Commitment to Christ

We believe we are responsible for our own commitment to Jesus Christ. No one else can make this decision for us.

12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,”John 1:12 (ESV)
We believe in the Believer’s Baptism.

We believe that baptism (immersion in water) is a symbolic public proclamation for someone who has truly believed in Jesus Christ and His work on the cross and has chosen to confess Him as their Lord and Savior.

4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life…”Romans 6:4-6 (ESV)

Our Mission

We exist to help people know and accept Jesus Christ, and through Him experience life-changing relationships.

Our Times and Location

3 Great Services…1 Awesome Message!

Saturday Evening Worship at 6:00 pm

Join us in the Worship Center. Our Saturday service provides a comfortable atmosphere of exciting music and biblical teaching relevant to the lives of today’s culture.

Sunday Mornings at 9:30 am and 11:00 am

Through songs and anthems that have been at the heart of the church for many years, modern worship songs of today, and life changing biblical teaching, we seek to bring you to a closer relationship with our Lord and Savior and build relationships with others who share a desire to know Christ.

Our 9:30 am service provides a familiar atmosphere of worship through inspirational anthems from the choir and orchestra and songs of the faith that have touched the hearts of believers for many years.

Our 11:00 am service provides a dynamic worship experience through modern worship songs relevant to today’s culture. We seek to bring the timeless message of the gospel to the ever changing and fast paced world of today.

16333 Louisiana Highway 1085 | Covington, LA 70433

Our Staff

Waylon Bailey

Senior Pastor

About Waylon

Jay Johnston

Associate Pastor

About Jay

Clif Smith

Minister of Education

About Clif

David Rockett

Minister of Adults 55+ and Pastoral Care

About David

Darlene Drivon

Preschool Minister

About Darlene

Maggie Fredericks

Children’s Minister

About Maggie

Glynn Robinson

Minister of Missions/Evangelism

About Glynn

Bill Boren

Family Life Pastor

About Bill

Josh Jordan

College/Young Families

About Josh

Chris Kroll

Student Pastor

About Chris

Benji Cowart

Worship Arts Pastor

About Benji

Jenna Cowart

Worship Arts Pastor

About Jenna

Barry Carpenter

Audio/Lighting Director

About Barry

Melinda Robinson

Financial Administrator

Stephen Babin

Facilities Manager

Jackie Clark

Pastor’s Assistant

Megan Waddell

Student Ministry Intern

Natalie Coniglio

Administrative Assistant

Savannah Ortego

Administrative Assistant

Rebecca Fleming

Administrative Assistant to Josh Jordan and Darlene Drivon

Karen Walls

Administrative Assistant to Music Ministry and Jay Johnston

Angela Harris

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant to David Rockett

Mary Ann Bishop

Administrative Assistant to Glynn Robinson

Gloria Pittman

Contributions Clerk

Ashley Roberts

Associate to Children’s Minister

Krystal Carpenter


Anna Richey

Records Assistant

Timmy Williams

Assistant Facilities Manager

Kohl Rester

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