At this time, 35 years ago, I had sold the TV Cable System
I owned, and was preparing to move to a Bible School campus.
At that time, I had no perception of the direction my life
would take. I began Bible school in the Fall of 1956 and except
for four months, I have been in Bible school, in one capacity
or another, ever since.
While living in Burlington, NJ for a very short time in 1962,
I priced equipment to type-set and print a ministry publication.
Looking back, I marvel that this desire was within me, which
led to the Banner.
When I graduated from Bible School, my thought was to pioneer
a church in Philadelphia. However, the Lord clearly told me
to go to Pinecrest and enroll as a student in the school that
was there at that time. Then, in the Fall of1959, the Lord
caused me to know that I would be the president of Pinecrest.
I have said all that, to say this. The Lord had a purpose
in mind when He brought Pinecrest into reality. The result
is a Bible Training Center and the Banner. They are intricately
connected, and dependent upon each other.
At this present time, I am seeking the Lord as never before,
concerning what He had in mind when He "turned me around"
while on my way to Philadelphia, and sent me to Pinecrest.
I am very concerned that, as a good steward, I am fulfilling
all He intended.
Your prayer and financial support are tremendously important.
Pinecrest cannot survive without each of these areas of support.
The Banner is sent as a spiritual ministry to those who are
willing to "minister" to these needs at Pinecrest.
With this in mind, the mailing list of the Banner is being
carefully gone over. All those who have not, in some way,
supported Pinecrest are being removed from the list. If you
have not contacted us within the last year, and desire to
continue receiving the Banner, PLEASE let us know.
The financial pressure over Pinecrest has lifted some, yet
there is a very urgent need for on-going support that we might
be faithful to the vision our Lord gave, when He miraculously
brought Pinecrest into being.
I believe I can truly say that Pinecrest is worthy of your
trust and support.
May our Lord richly bless you, as you read this issue of
the Banner. And, I truly desire to hear from you.
In His Love,
Wade E Taylor