Thanking God for a Good Week in North Carolina

Thanking God for a Good Week in North Carolina

            Thank you for praying for the HLPC team that went to North Carolina last week, June 14-20, with the Carolina Mountain Mission.  14 of our church family went to minister to the people of Haywood County- particularly serving some of the impoverished and widows.  It was a very good week.

            I’m very grateful for the many answered prayers.  God gave us safety in travel, no vehicle issues, no injuries, and no illnesses.  Also, God gave His blessing to our work projects. We were painting, doing yard work, visiting widows, a nursing home, and participated in a very large grocery giveaway.  Some of our number spent the week building a ramp for a widow suffering with Parkinson’s.

            Carolina Mountain Mission uses a camp in the mountains called Camp Hope. That camp serves as the base for teams to go out on service projects during the week.  Meals, a place for rest, games, and worship take place at the camp.  The temperatures were great as we enjoyed cool nights and mornings- I even wore a sweat shirt every day at breakfast!

            Soon our team will be giving a report and showing you pictures of our week.  We hope to take this trip again and that it provides an affordable, intergenerational opportunity for service and ministry.  You can learn more about the Carolina Mountain Mission by going to  Thank you again for your prayers as God was good and gracious!

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!).