Highlights of Upcoming Events

Highlights of Upcoming Events

HLPC family,

Much thanks to our Deacons who have worked so hard to formulate a budget and to present it to the church as they did this past Sunday.  I’m grateful for their conscientious labors on behalf of HLPC.  They are a great encouragement!

I am very thankful for the great job Erik Fuqua is doing in taking us through the Ten Commandments during our adult School of Discipleship.  If you haven’t made it on a Sunday morning, you need to come.  This Sunday, Erik will be teaching on the Fourth Commandment on the Sabbath.  While at the Ligonier National Conference in March, I heard Drs. Sinclair Ferguson and Robert Godfrey discuss the Christian Sabbath.  You can watch their 30-minute discussion as a warmup for Sunday’s study by going HERE.  

This Sunday we begin what we have come to call “Holy Week” as we celebrate Palm Sunday, marking Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. This set in motion His eventual arrest and crucifixion.  Please make plans to join us at 7 pm on Thursday of next week (April 14th) as we remember the night before Jesus went to the cross at our Maundy Thursday service.  This will be followed with a much different service in tone on Easter Sunday!


Your 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 Paul completed a Doctor of Ministry degree through Reformed Theological Seminary of Orlando. Paul and Connie have three sons, Andrew (23), Stephen (20), and Matthew (15). Paul enjoys grilling, camping with his family, and Auburn sports (War Eagle!).