Things on My Mind

Things on My Mind

  • Connie and I spent Memorial Day weekend with the Grad and Career group from First Presbyterian Church of Macon as I was invited to speak for their retreat at Panama City Beach, FL.  I was encouraged to be asked to do it and Connie and I enjoyed the time with them.  I’m thankful for the leadership in teaching, worship and preaching provided by Kevin Epperson, Keith Duvall, and Michael Collins in my absence.
  • This Memorial Day was a somber reminder of the lives lost in service to our nation.  It was a special reminder of the loss of Mark Weber, who was once a part of our HLPC family and who was killed in Iraq in March 2018 as part of the Air Force Pararescue.  His picture hangs in our church hallway.  We can pray for his family as I’m sure this was a hard weekend for them and always will be.
  • When you come for worship this Sunday, you’ll have no doubt that Vacation Bible School week is upon us!  It’s my favorite week to preach as I stand before the colorful backdrop.  Please be in prayer for our week of ministry June 3-7. Pray that God will work in the hearts of the volunteers and of the children. Pray as well  that He will provide safety for all (and relief from the heat).
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!).