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Lagniappe I often think and say, “Wednesday night is the best kept secret at First Baptist Church.” This is why I think that way: Wednesday nights provide powerful ways to grow in Christ and to apply Scripture to our lives. On Wednesday nights we have ministries and programs for the entire family. We work with preschoolers, children, youth, and adults. …

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Dr. Waylon Bailey   Heartfelt thanks and love for our FBCCov family.   Martha and I want you to know how appreciative we are for your love and care for us for over 30 years at First Baptist Church. Our thankfulness for that love and encouragement has never been greater than right now. We are grateful for your prayers for …

Deacon Ordination

Each year in February/March the Deacon Leadership Team starts the process of selecting men for the next year.  The selection format is that the deacons propose a slate of 15 men to the church for affirmation.  The criteria for Deacons are men who love the Lord, support the church, and are consistently involved in ministry for the church.  They are …

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Waylon Bailey It’s finally here – the end of 2020. This has been a year of challenges, it has been a year of changes, it has been a trying year, and as one of the Grinch memes described it … STINK, STANK, STUNK … but it has also been a good year. A good year because God has brought us …

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Dr. Waylon Bailey   Jesus was born “in the fullness of time” (Galatians 4:4), but it certainly was not an ideal time – – at least not from history’s point of view. In fact, it may have been in the worst of times. The Jews were ruled by the all-powerful Romans and under the authority of the cruel – maybe …

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Dr. Waylon Bailey   You’re Invited . . . In spite of all that’s going on, I hope you are having a wonderful time of contemplating what God has done for us in Christ. I have two invitations for you. First, you are invited this weekend to walk through our new chapel. We’ve named it “The Chapel at First Baptist …

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Dr. Waylon Bailey   Thank you: Martha and I want to thank you for your love, concern, and prayers for us. I am completely past my illness and quarantine time, and Martha is moving rapidly through hers as well. We both had minimal symptoms, and we are immensely grateful. Christmas Programs: This will be a different kind of Christmas this …

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Waylon Bailey   The ministry of prayer . . . Martha and I want to thank you for your prayers on our behalf. At the present time we are both doing fine, and we are thankful for God’s blessings and for the prayers of God’s people. While this illness has limited us in many ways, it has not blocked our …

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Dr. Waylon Bailey   In spite of it all   2020 has been a challenging year, to say the least. I don’t have to review everything that has gone on, but from the pandemic to hurricanes, it’s been tough. That leads me to ask the question, “How do we observe THANKSGIVING in an environment such as this?” More than anything …

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Dr. Waylon Bailey   I have good news! We are continuing to see growth and building as we meet together to worship and to serve our Lord. This past weekend we had over 90% of our previous year attendance in both worship and connect groups. Not only was this our highest percentage of previous attendance, but it was also the …