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
UNDERSTANDETH and KNOWETH ME."
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,
"... 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: