Join Us for Missions Week!

Join Us for Missions Week!

Dear HLPC family,

I’m excited that HLPC Missions Week is upon us!  COVID threw us all off of our routine as a church and we need this to return as an annual event for us.  Missions Week will take place February 12-19

What’s Missions Week?  We use back-to-back Sundays along with the Wednesday night of the week to highlight missions and the missionaries we support prayerfully and financially. We have a great week planned.

This Sunday, February 12th, we’ll be hearing an update from our own Grace Bailey who has been serving with RUF at the University of Georgia.  In addition, we’ll Zoom in to South Africa and meet MTW missionary Shaun Hurrie.  Then we will welcome Clay and Hannah Jones.  Clay and Hannah are from Macon and are raising support to go to El Salvador with MTW.

Wednesday night, February 15th, at 5:30PM, we will all enjoy a taco bar catered by Tapatios!  The cost is $4/person with a $20 maximum charge per family.  Then, at 6:30PM we’ll have a missions focused lesson for kids while the rest of us hear from Tim Kay.  Tim is with African Bible College which has done great work in the African continent for years training nationals for life and ministry.

Saturday, February 18th we will have a Men’s Breakfast at 8AM and hear from Rev. Brett Barbee who is pastor of Strong Tower Fellowship—a ministry we support.  We’ll cap things off Sunday, February 19th by welcoming Cathryn Brown, missionary in the Czech Republic and Dr. Noe Acosta and his wife, Mimi.  The Acostas will share about the work of Seminario Reformado Latinoamericano (SRL) and Noe will preach for us.  This will be followed by a special AWOL (After Worship Opportunity for Lunch) and we encourage you to bring dishes with an international flavor.

Looking forward to a fun and encouraging week considering the global reach of the gospel!

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!).