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.

Fall 1989
Dear Friends,

Recently, I was told of someone who traveled over 250 miles to hear a message from the Word of God that carried an anointing of conviction. Another person said they longed for a return to "the old fashioned Gospel."

These are indications that we are living in a time of spiritual famine, without realizing that we are. There is a present need for a return to old fashioned altar tarrying meetings, that followed a Church service. In these, he Lord was able to powerfully work within individual lives. Along with this, those who tarried were able to "digest" the sermon they had heard and make the changes and commitments that the Word of the Lord required of them.

There is a stirring deep within me concerning my spiritual life and ministry. I am earnestly looking to the Lord for a fresh working of His power and purpose within my being. We are living in a time when it is said that" bigger is better." Yet, the "word" that the Lord is speaking to me has to do with "quality." I am looking to the Lord for a fresh anointing upon my life that I might have within me a "quality" Word from the Lord that will minister to the needs of each one who comes to Pinecrest or reads the Banner.

The words that John the Baptist spoke concerning Jesus have become very important to me at this time. "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor, and gather His wheat into the garner; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire" Matthew 3:11-12.

This Baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire that John is speaking of has come to be known as a "Baptism in the Holy Spirit and tongues" and has lost much of its intended power to change lives. There is an urgent need to come back to a Gospel of Holy Ghost fire that will burn away all dross and change lives into the image of His Son.

It is my prayer that each issue of the Banner will minister a word of spiritual "quality" to those who are willing to turn aside and stand before the "burning bush" of His manifest presence in our day to hear the "Words of the Lord."

The Bible school began this fall with the best "quality" student body that has ever come to Pinecrest. Your prayer support is needed that these young people will be properly trained to better know and serve our Lord. Also, it is urgent that you prayerfully consider sending an offering from time to time to help with printing and mailing the Banner. If more would do this, the need ould be met and the pressure lifted.

I encourage you to write and share your burdens, or any suggestions that you may have concerning the Banner, or the ministry of Pinecrest. I prayerfully read and answer each letter I receive.


May our Lord bless you as you read this issue of the Banner.

Wade E Taylor