Pinecrest Bible Training Center

John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone.

Beginning in 2008 the vision and bible school that God so graciously gave Wade Taylor beginning in 1968 came to an abrupt end, falling into the ground and dying.-

We now wait for God to raise up and bring forth His seed of promise in another, that the vision fail not.

Winter 1981
The Vision of Pinecrest
Wade Taylor
President of Pinecrest

A word to all who give in support of this ministry.

On the morning of July 4th, 1959, I was traveling toward the city of Philadelphia to find a place to live and begin a pioneer church. The Lord spoke to me while I was on the road that I was to go north to Pinecrest to attend a conference being held there by the Italian Assemblies of God.

I arrived at Pinecrest late that evening and after getting settled, found an empty classroom and began to seek the Lord as to His reason for sending me there. As I prayed, the Lord clearly showed me that He would allow me to go to Philadelphia and pastor a church there, but that His purpose was for me to come to Pinecrest.

I accepted this word from the Lord and came to Pinecrest in August of 1959 as a student in a new school that was to open that fall, under the Italian Assemblies of God.

In October of that year, while alone praying, I was, as it were, caught up into the Glory of the Lord. My eyes were opened and I saw His visible glory. He spoke to me out of the Glory, telling me that He had brought me here to train a people to intimately know Him and His ways, and to know and respond to His manifest presence, and moving of His Spirit.

I at first thought this would be accomplished in the school that was there at that time. However, after three years of operation, the school closed.

Some years later, in a very direct and unusual way, the Lord caused me to return to Pinecrest and the word I had received back in 1959 began to be a reality. Pinecrest Bible Training center opened in the fall of 1968 with a desire to see the call and purpose of our Lord fulfilled. Over the 12 years we have been here, we have seen the Lord change lives in wonderful ways and many go forth with a vision and ministry according to the pattern the Lord had given.


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