Ministry Updates

Ministry Updates

Dear HLPC family,

As I mentioned in an earlier Pastor’s Pen, Holly Kirkpatrick was our most recent Nursery Coordinator.  She served graciously and willingly in a time of need for our church, and we thank her for her ministry.  I am now pleased to announce that we have a new Nursery Coordinator, Jessica Fuqua.  We are very excited and thankful that she is able and willing to serve in this position!  You’ll be seeing her name in the bulletin.  Please pray for Jessica and do all you can to support her in this important area of ministry—providing excellent care for the youngest among us!

This Sunday you will find copies of Dr. Guy Richard’s latest book Persistent Prayer in the church foyer.  You can pick up one of these copies at a reduced cost.  Dr. Richard, who is president of Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, will be with us February 27th and will speak on prayer during School of Discipleship as well as preach for us in worship. We will cap the day by having an After Worship Opportunity for Lunch (AWOL).  I’m very much looking forward to Dr. Richard’s time with us!

Lastly, our newest School of Discipleship class for Young Adults (college age and beyond) is off to a great start.  Chuck & Neysa Ezell along with Lee & Jenny Ledger are providing leadership for this group.  If you fit the description of young adult, please come join the group this Sunday meeting in Zach Hood’s office.

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!).