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.

Summer 1992

Pinecrest News
Bobbi Adkins

The 1992 Bible School Graduation has just passed. Reflecting over this past school year truly reveals that our Lord has been faithful to feed, impart, encourage, and correct us throughout this school year.

Through the entire school year, there was a very special sense of the Lord being present to change lives. There was an evident working of the Lord within lives, beyond anything we had seen in former years. The average age of the present students is older. Many are retired and desire to serve the Lord in some capacity during their latter years, and are very serious in preparing themselves for this purpose.

The Lord is making HIMSELF known by His presence revealed in the school program and in lives. It is exciting to be a part of all He is doing. Though Pinecrest is a school with classes and instruction, we are foremost "A School of the Holy Spirit," desiring His presence and His moving in our midst. At times, especially in Chapel, we could "feel" the heart of the Lord seeking after His people, desiring the fellowship and communion that would allow Him to make Himself known, as well as His power to keep us.

The following is taken from an article written by a graduate for the graduation bulletin. "Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it" Psalm 127:1a. "If we build God a house of devotion, He will build us a house of ministry. Yet even during that ministry, we are to continue building this house of devotion. If we attempt building anything other than a house of devotion, we will find something other than God's best."

This has been the emphasis in our Chapels and classes throughout this past school year. Lives were changed in a very noticeable way and prepared for His purposes. The graduates have scattered into many fields to be sown, that a rich harvest might come forth.

During this past school year, several pastors came to teach classes for a school term. These pastors have successful ministries and are able to impart something special into the lives of each one here. This Fall, some additional pastors have agreed to come and teach.

The graduation speaker was John Slye, a pastor from Washington DC who challenged the graduates to continue pressing on in all they had received. He encouraged them to maintain the excellence of spirit they had gained while students at Pinecrest. He stayed for the Memorial Day Weekend Convention and brought forth a rich word.

Again this summer, the Former Student Reunion was a tremendous success. We were filled to capacity. It is always a blessing to see those who attended the Bible School return to share their lives, and all the Lord is presently doing for them. It is a very special time, as past friendships are renewed and experiences shared. One of the blessings of attending the Bible School at Pinecrest is these lasting friendships that are formed.

This issue of the Banner is being printed and mailed during the summer Bible School Term. There are four, 9 week terms during the School Year. During the month of July, there are four, 1 week terms of Bible school. If you have not attended one, or all of these 4 Summer Terms, you are missing a very special opportunity to be a Bible School student.

Your continue interest in the Ministry of the Bible School is desired and greatly appreciated.