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 2000
Dear Friends,

Pinecrest Bible Training Center was founded by my father thirty-two years ago, to be a place where the Lord could have His way. Our purpose is to raise up people to hear the Lord’s voice, and be available for His end-time purposes.

The Banner is one of five expressions of the ministry of Pinecrest. This quarterly devotional is intended to challenge its readers to a deeper, personal, more intimate relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. Knowing about Him, and serving Him are necessary first steps, but He desires to call us “friends.”

Pinecrest Press not only prints the Banner, but also other publications such as Secret of the Stairs and Waterspouts of Glory. The print shop, as well as our guest services for our conferences and conventions provides employment for many of our students, so they can work their way through school.

The Bible School program emphasizes knowing Jesus Christ in a very personal way. Students learn more than events and places. They learn to appreciate the manifest presence of the Lord, and also learn to apply Biblical principals to their daily living. In addition to our two and three year diploma programs, a short term, sixteen week certificate program is available.

We also have a fourth year degree program for full, or part-time study. Completion of our entire program is accepted by Canada Christian College as meeting their requirements for a Bachelor of Theology degree.

Our guest rooms are available to those who desire to develop a deeper relationship with the Lord, so they can come aside for a refreshing time in His presence for a weekend, or longer.

Conventions are held on each of the major holidays, except Christmas and New Years. These begin on a Thursday evening, and continue through Sunday Morning.

Our Summer Bible Conference provides an opportunity for those who desire to be in a Bible School atmosphere, but are unable to attend, to do so during the month of July, each year. Four one-week sessions, provide a meaningful vacation opportunity to attend morning Bible classes and evening services with a special theme. Children's programs are provided during this time, making it an especially enjoyable time for families.
Youth week is usually the first week in August, and provides a powerful time for teenagers to meet the Lord.
Pinecrest Missions send teams of faculty and students to countries such as Peru, Kenya, Ghana, India, Bolivia, and Jamaica. Students from many disadvantaged countries are also accepted for study at Pinecrest, when they make a commitment to minister in their native country upon graduation.

The Pinecrest Ministerial Fellowship provides license and ordination to ministers of the Gospel who desire the benefits of fellowship and accountability with like-minded ministers. The Fellowship hosts semi-annual meetings at Pinecrest in October and May.

As you can see, Pinecrest is a many faceted ministry with an international outreach. When you support Pinecrest, you are sowing seed into good ground, and will reap a bountiful harvest (II Corinthians 9:10).

Would you consider becoming a Pinecrest Partner by sending at least $25 each month, so this vital ministry can continue to train others to be available to the Lord for His purposes?

Thank you, and may our Lord bless you!

Ronald L. Taylor


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