Teach Me to Worship

Teach Me to Worship

Dear HLPC family,

This past Sunday we announced our effort to provide worship training for ages 4-7 during our Sunday morning worship.  This worship training will use an excellent curriculum entitled “Teach Me to Worship.”  If you would like more information you can go to www.teachmetoworship.com .  We believe this will be a great way to help transition our kids from the nursery to the worship service and provide them with some excellent teaching.  This is, of course, strictly optional for families.

We plan to start dismissing children just prior to the sermon on Sunday, October 4th.   We will be using the Youth Building for this purpose.  When the COVID precautions lessen, we will be using the Fellowship Hall.  We have some volunteers lined up but could use more.  If you are interested in helping, we will have an informational meeting after worship in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday.  You can also make us aware of your availability to help by emailing the church office at kepperson@houstonlakepres.org

We want to see more people commit to pray for our children and students at HLPC through the “Pray for Me” campaign!  You can sign up through the link below.  We need more “Prayer Champions” to pray for the next generation.  You can also use this link to sign up those who will be prayed for.  Please sign up!


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!).