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.
“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 death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, 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.

“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)
“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.

“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.

“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 (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

You’re invited to experience Jesus in a new way at our more laid-back Saturday service. You’ll have the opportunity to respond to His radical love for us through passionate worship songs, some old and some new. The Word of God is living and active, so the message you hear will focus on helping you apply the ancient text of Scripture to your 21st century life.

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

Your personal relationship with our Savior is the most important thing to us. We want you to draw closer to Him through singing, praying, listening, and joining with other believers on Sunday morning. Godly community and biblical teaching are life-changing, and God has a plan for what He wants to do in your life at First Baptist Church of Covington.

At the 9:30 am service, you’ll join in an exciting mix of hymns and worship songs led by our choir and orchestra. You will experience the joy of lifting your voice in praise led by nearly 100 instrumental and vocal worship leaders. The dynamic sermon is the same as our other services.

At the 11:00 am service, we invite you to engage with modern worship songs led by our dynamic worship band and vocalists. The sermon will help you internalize the Word of God, applying God’s timeless truth to your present day context.

16333 Louisiana Highway 1085 | Covington, LA 70433

Our Staff

Waylon Bailey

Senior Pastor


Clif Smith

Minister of Education


David Rockett

Minister of Adults 55+ and Pastoral Care


Darlene Drivon

Preschool Minister


Dr. Maggie Fredericks, Ph.D.

Children's Minister


Glynn Robinson

Minister of Missions/Evangelism


Bill Boren

Family Life Pastor


Josh Jordan

College/Young Families


Chris Kroll

Student Pastor


Carl Doescher

Junior High Pastor

David Logan

Minister of Music


Adam Watson

Worship Pastor


David Jones

AVL Ministry Director

Stephen Babin

Director of Facility Operations

Melinda Robinson

Financial Administrator


Jackie Clark

Pastor's Assistant

Stacey Gulle

Young Families Administrative Assistant

Anna Larsen

Financial Assistant

Jade Turner

Girls Minister

Karen Walls

Music Ministry Assistant

Angela Harris

Adult Impact Assistant

Liz Dalton

AVL Ministry Associate

Liz Jones

Member Services, Family Life, Education, and Records Assistant

Rebecca Fleming

Missions and Evangelism Assistant

Macie Russell

Young Moms' Associate

Gloria Pittman

Contributions Clerk

Patti Busby

Church Receptionist

Tori Hoppen

Young Families Volunteer Coordinator

Jaclyn Obel

Children's Ministry Intern

Pat Bourgeois

Special Friends Coordinator

Adam Babin

Facility Manager

Christine Aparicio

Communications Director

Ian Greig

IT Associate