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 1990

Pinecrest News
Bobbi Adkins, Pinecrest Staff

There is an air of excitement and expectancy here at Pinecrest, as we daily respond to all the Lord is doing, and anticipate all that He will yet do. The Lord has never disappointed us, as He has sovereignly moved, transforming lives and then using these very lives for His glory.

This school year, we are sensing an increase in the abiding manifest presence of the Lord, and a precious moving of the Holy Spirit in our Chapel services and classes. We are trusting Him that the unity we are experiencing will continue to develop into that corporate atmosphere by which all things are possible through Him.

We are blessed each year with graduates, pastors, and missionaries, who come for a visit to share their experiences in the field. We are witnessing the heart of a pastor being birthed within many students. Along with this, there is an increase in ministry opportunities for our graduates.

The Lord is speaking "missions" through Pastor Jay Francis, who is teaching this year, stirring the students toward missions. Brother Wade Taylor will be going with a group of students to a missions conference this month. There are missionary trips planned this school year for students to go to Jamaica and Guyana, South America.

We have received requests for news of what takes place here in the Bible School. We have come to see that many of the people who visit Pinecrest have been joined with us in spirit, and have the same desire to see the fulfillment of God's purposes here. These care, and have an interest in the Bible School and in the people who make up the staff and faculty. This is a great encouragement to all of us here.

In each Banner, I will share with you things which I trust will edify and encourage you, as well as inform you about the vision and ministry of Pinecrest. The Bible School offers a two-year basic Bible training course. Following this is a one-year course in which the things learned within the first two years are made a part of the experience and vision of the student.

The students range in ages from recent high school graduates to grandparents; both single, and married students with children. The Lord brings students to Pinecrest from all over the United States, many foreign countries. We are blessed this year with a young man who recently came to the States from Russia.

Recently Brother Taylor felt impressed of the Lord, that those who receive the Banner, or attend the Conferences at Pinecrest from time to time, are to be invited to visit Pinecrest during the school year. There are guest rooms available for this purpose. You are welcome to come for a day, a week, or as long as the Lord enables to attend the Chapel services and Bible school classes. The afternoons are free, to quietly wait on the Lord, to fellowship, or to enjoy the beautiful scenery in this area.

The Lord has indicated to us that more and more visitors would be coming, not just during Conventions and special meetings, but during the school year also. Already, this has begun to happen. The last two weeks of the Summer Session and the following Youth Week were exceptional. There were many new people here for the first time. Each week since school began, many have come to Pinecrest, some for one or two days; others for longer periods.

As I wrote this, I became very aware of the fact that the Lord has been unusually active among us over the Summer months, and has begun to open His heart in a more manifest way to His people, in recent months. We were given a special gift from the Lord this summer by seeing the large number of people who came, and had a significant meeting with the Lord. There were so many evidences of faithfulness on the part of the staff and the summer workers that the long hours and days were more rewarding than depleting.

The Lord has blessed Pinecrest with a dedicated staff. Brother and Sister Taylor were at Pinecrest all summer and will be here during all of the school year. Howard Adkins works in the business office. His wife, Bobbi is the receptionist at the front desk. Willard & Edna Beesley work in the Print Shop and are responsible for printing and mailing the Banner. Lee Boyd manages the Maintenance Department. Bruce Caisse teaches in the Bible School and helps in the Print Shop. Jay Francis (a pastor from Berne, NY) is teaching classes three days a week. Richard Forde, a medical doctor, and his wife, Joan are both teaching. Jean Laughner is head of the housekeeping department. Wayne Littlefield works in the Business office and in the print shop. Jennifer McPherson, a recent graduate, is our new bookkeeper. Toni Jean Minuto is in charge of the kitchen. Ken Moore has recently taken charge of all purchases and is making headway in cutting expenses in all departments. Jack and Joanne Picataggi are both teaching. Roberta Wilbur is the Registrar. Her husband, Steve travels in full time ministry. Tom Worth teaches, and is Pastor of the Pinecrest Bible Church. His wife, Marsha is in charge of the children's ministry. There is a sincere desire within the entire staff to faithfully serve the Lord, and to be a blessing to His people.

The heart of the vision of Pinecrest is to lift up our Lord Jesus Christ that all may be drawn to Him, and come to personally know Him. There is a great truth that is still valid: our very lives become a ministry when we are joined with the heart and purpose of the Lord. We are thankful that He has chosen Pinecrest to be one of the places where many can be prepared to become a habitation for the Lord.

Please pray for the Bible School, and for the ministry of the Banner. It is my desire that both will be under the rule and reign of our Lord Jesus Christ and bring glory to His Name. It is our desire that the Lord will be pleased to abide among us here at Pinecrest.

There is a sincere desire in our hearts, which the Lord is increasing, to be a blessing to the Lord's people. There is within the entire staff, a daily appreciation for the way so many express their care and love for Pinecrest through their letters, visits, offerings, and their prayers. May each of you be strengthened by the presence of the Lord, both now and in the days ahead.

We encourage you to visit Pinecrest as often as possible.