Miscellaneous Thoughts

Miscellaneous Thoughts

Several things I want to share and highlight this week:

• God is answering prayer for our VBS- we have gotten off to a great start with our largest VBS ever. We thank the Lord for answering our prayers for this week and are grateful for the children who are here, the volunteers, and the hard work. Please keep praying that Jesus will be the center of what we do this week.
• Next week is the PCA General Assembly in Atlanta- the General Assembly is the annual denominational gathering and will meet June 13-15. Kenny Rahn and I will be attending and representing HLPC. Please pray for this week that it would serve the Church at large well by bringing glory to God and helping us fulfill His purposes for His Church.
• I am very thankful for the upcoming Sabbatical HLPC is granting me this July- several of you have graciously commented that you are happy for my upcoming month for reflection, study, and rest. In a near future pastor’s pen, I will be sharing with you what I hope and pray to accomplish that month.
• This Sunday I will start a 3-week series on “The Call to Commitment”- in light of what we just considered about renewed commitment in Nehemiah 10, I would like to take a brief detour into this important subject. I plan to return to finish our Nehemiah series in August.

Paul Bankson
pbankson@gmail.com

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!).