“Life at HLPC”

“Life at HLPC”

Dear HLPC family,

Three important notes I’d like to make this morning:

  1. I have very much enjoyed having Clif & Julie Wilcox come alongside us here at HLPC the past year.  Clif as been involved in ministry, preaching, and assisting in worship.  As you know, Clif is Associate Director for Bent-tree:  a ministry of the PCA to shepherd and encourage pastors. I believe God has uniquely gifted Clif for this task!  Clif’s work with Bent-tree will keep him even busier in 2022 so we may not see as much of him as he visits pastors and churches across the PCA and spends some days in Atlanta in the PCA office.  I’m grateful that Clif and Julie have connected with our church family and we want to continue to pray for and support them at Bent-tree! 
  • Please pray for our youth and youth leaders who will be going to Sno-Wonder this weekend!  This is the annual youth retreat held at Ridgehaven, the PCA Camp and Conference center near Rosman, NC.  Let’s pray for safety, health, and for God to draw them all closer to Himself during this weekend away.
  • We are hitting cold and flu season as well as another wave of the sickness that has been much in our minds for the past year and half.  If you are feeling ill or have cold-like symptoms, please be encouraged to stay home and join us Sunday mornings on the livestream you can access through the church website at houstonlakepres.org.  Let’s pray the Omicron wave quickly dissipates!

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!).