Staff & Officers

Paul Bankson, Pastor

Paul Bankson


Paul was born and raised in Birmingham, AL and graduated from Auburn University in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration. It was at Auburn that he met his wife, Connie. They were married in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and moved to Jackson, MS where he attended Reformed Theological Seminary graduating with a Master of Divinity in 1991.


Upon graduation, Paul served as a Campus Minister with RUF, the campus ministry of the PCA, at Tennessee-Martin where the Banksons lived for 5 years. They moved to Macon, GA in 1996 to work with RUF at Mercer University and then Paul joined the pastoral staff at First Presbyterian Church of Macon as an Assistant Pastor in 1999.


In 2004, Paul and his family moved to Warner Robins where he served as a church planter and then organizing Pastor of Houston Lake Presbyterian Church. In December 2014 he completed a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree through Reformed Theological Seminary of Orlando.
Paul and Connie have three sons and a wonderful daughter in law, Andrew & Christina, Stephen, and Matthew.  Paul enjoys grilling, camping with his family, and Auburn sports (War Eagle!).


Heather Collins


Heather has been working as a bookkeeper since 1997, including having done work for religious and 501(c) organizations. She has been overseeing the books for HLPC ever since its inception. Her family has been involved in HLPC from the first organizational Bible study and now serve in various capacities within the church body. She and her husband, Michael, have 2 children: Mikayla & Matthew.


Kristin Epperson

Administrative Assistant

Kristin originates from California, but has lived in Middle Georgia for over twenty years.  She and her husband have attended HLPC for over ten years, where Kristin has served in the choir and the music team and led women’s studies. Prior to joining the HLPC staff she was a homeschool mom and a teacher at Veritas Classical Schools. She and her husband have two grown daughters, Eilene and Nadine.


Holly Kirkpatrick

Nursery Coordinator

Elizabeth Weiss

Choir Director

Elizabeth is originally from Michigan, and attended Geneva College in Pennsylvania, where she met her husband, Joe, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. She considered herself a northern girl until Joe’s job moved them to Georgia two years ago, and she fell in love with the South. Elizabeth has always had a passion for church music, from being the youngest member of her church’s choir, to directing their handbell choir at 16, to being an accompanist at various churches throughout her life. She is thrilled to lead music here at Houston Lake PCA and considers the members  a second family.


Shane Hall

Director of Youth Ministry

Shane Hall grew up in Warner Robins and graduated from Northside High School.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Liberty University and a Master’s Degree from Georgia College & State University.  Shane teaches in the Social Studies Department of First Presbyterian Day School where he has taught since 2009.  He lives in Perry, GA with his lovely wife, Christina, and their dog, Charlie.


Paul Bankson, Pastor

Paul Bankson

Elder (Moderator)

Neil Barker


Michael Collins


Keith Duvall


Kevin Epperson


Kenny Rahn

Elder (Clerk)
Winfield Tufts, Elder

Winfield Tufts




Tony Bermudez

Roger Hill, Deacon

Roger Hill


Dave Maddox