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 1998
Vision For a Bible School
Richard Forde, M.D.

Thirty years ago, the Lord spoke to Wade Taylor concerning the establishing of a Bible school that would be somewhat different in its emphasis than other Bible colleges. This school was to be a school of the Spirit. One in which the focus would not be strictly on academic achievement, but centered instead on a personal knowledge of a personal Christ, knowing His voice and guidance.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 states,

"Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in
his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his
might, let not the rich man glory in his riches; but
let him that glorieth glory in this, that he

The Lord desires us to know Him and to understand His ways. There is a vast difference between knowing about the Lord, and knowing Him in His manifest presence. In John 14:21-23, Jesus said,

"... and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father,
and I will love him, and will MANIFEST Myself to him."

The word MANIFEST speaks of a revelation to our natural senses. This is evidenced by the question Judas asked: "Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us and not unto the world?" Jesus answered,

"If a man love Me, he will keep My words, and My Father
will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our
abode with him."

It was with this in view, that Pinecrest Bible Training Center was founded. Pinecrest is a Full Gospel Interdenominational Bible school emphasizing the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and training a people to know God, to know His manifest presence, to be rooted and grounded in His word, and to be led by His Spirit in their daily lives.

Pinecrest does not claim to be exclusive by any means, but it is our conviction that it is not sufficient to know only the letter of the Word, but we must come to a personal knowledge of the "Living Word" Himself.

The Lord desires us to personally know Him. Jesus said, "My sheep know my voice." He also said, "He that hath an ear, let him hear." This hearing ear must be cultivated, and this is the very heart of Pinecrest; to train a people with a sensitivity to the Spirit of God; a people who personally know their God.

It was by a miraculous intervention of God that the Campus became available. The Lord had spoken very clearly concerning the location of the school, and gave a clear vision and understanding of that which was upon His heart for this school.

Today, in all parts of the world, there are many graduates who have passed through these doors, and left with an impartation and a rich deposit of the Spirit of God in their lives. We thank our Lord for the privilege of serving His people, and for the fruit that has resulted.

We also desire to be of service to you. If you have any questions about the Bible School, please write to: