Pastor Paul’s Check-in, March 10, 2021

Pastor Paul’s Check-in, March 10, 2021

Dear HLPC family,

I’ve heard great things from this past Sunday.  Kirby Moore, our chairman of the Deacons, shared some encouraging words and the HLPC bell choir served us well. In addition, Clif Wilcox preached an excellent sermon from Lamentations.  God has blessed HLPC in so many ways.

Connie and I spent some time with family in Florida.  We were able to see our son, Andrew, his wife, Christina, and our grandson, Linus, in their new home in St. Petersburg.  We then traversed the state to visit Connie’s sister and family in the Stuart area.  Along the way we celebrated Connie’s birthday.  It was a good weekend.

I’m looking forward to celebrating the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus this season.  This Sunday I want to look at “The Road to the Cross” with you as we prepare for Palm Sunday.  Last year, our Easter worship was livestreamed due to COVID.  Lord willing, this year we will celebrate together and do it outdoors.  We are planning to have an egg hunt for kids and serve coffee and donuts.  Please be praying now for good weather that day and, most importantly, God’s blessing on our worship.  Bring yourself, family and/or friends, and a chair!

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!).