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 1986
Dear Reader,

I always feel that this column is a personal letter from me to those who are truly interested in and pray for the ministry of Pinecrest. I would like to share my burden concerning Pinecrest and its need with you at this time.

In 1968, I was pastoring a small church. I received an approximate support of $25.00 per week and had no other money or resources, except this weekly amount.

During this period of time, Pat Robertson, the president of CBN, who owned Pinecrest, gave me a one year lease to begin a ministry at Pinecrest. The property had been abandoned for six years, and was stripped of anything of value, so it was necessary to begin with empty building and no equipment.

We were without water or electricity for the first 5 weeks, until we were able to get the electric turned on. Then, beds and equipment became available and that fall, classes began with 40 young people enrolled. A short time later, the deed to Pinecrest was given to us by CBN.

Over the years, the cost of obtaining the necessary equipment and supplies to operate has been greater than our income, and money was borrowed to cover these costs.

The burden of repaying this borrowed money had increased until I could no longer carry the pressure of this debt. Recently, a letter was mailed to all who receive the Banner asking for help in clearing this accumulated debt of $250,000.

Many are responding to this request. This has enabled us to pay all overdue bills and reduce the indebtedness substantially. I am trusting the Lord that enough will yet come in to pay all that is due on these loans and debts.

I want to personally thank each one of you for your part in making this possible. “Thank you, and may our Lord richly bless you for giving towards this need.” I am very thankful to the Lord for His moving the hearts of His people to come to the help of this worthy cause.

Would you prayerfully consider sending something to be applied to this balance that remains, if you have not already done so?

Pinecrest trains young people for Christian life and service. The cost of operation is greater than any income that could possibly be received from those who attend. Every effort is made to keep the operational costs low. Also, the cost of printing and mailing the Banner has increased substantially.

There is an urgent need for an increasing number of those who receive the Banner to send a gift to Pinecrest on a regular basis, that this difference might be made up. Would you consider being one of these?

Thank you for taking time to read this and prayerfully considering our need.

In His Eternal Love,
Wade E Taylor