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.

Spring 1985

Dear Friends,

As I traveled toward the city of Philadelphia on July 4th, 1959 to look for a place to live and to pioneer a Church, the Lord spoke to me that I was to turn around, go north and attend a conference at Pinecrest.

Pinecrest had been purchased by the Italian branch of the Assemblies of God to be used as a Conference Center and as a Bible College.

I arrived late in the evening and after getting settled, found an empty classroom and began to seek the Lord as to His reason for sending me to Pinecrest. As I prayed, the Lord caused me to know that He would allow me to go to Philadelphia and pastor a Church there, but that His will was for me to enroll in Pinecrest Bible Institute as a student.

I accepted this direction from the Lord and moved to Pinecrest in August of 1959 and enrolled as a student in the new school that was to open that fall.

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

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

Six year later, in a very direct and unusual way, the Lord caused me to return to Pinecrest and the word that I had received back in 1959 started to become a reality.

Pinecrest Bible Training Center opened in the fall of 1968 with a deep sense of the Word that the Lord had given concerning His purpose for Pinecrest. During the 17 years that we have been here, students have come from every area of the United States and from many different countries to prepare their lives for His calling and purpose. We have seen the Lord profoundly change lives and impart ministries as we abide in His presence and anointing. Upon completion of their training, these have gone out with a vision and ministry according to the pattern that the Lord has given.

We covet your prayerful support that Pinecrest may continue to accomplish that which our Lord desired when He spoke forth the word that changed the direction of my life and brought all this into being.

May our Lord richly bless you for your part in this ministry.

Wade E. Taylor


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