This summer marks the beginning of my fifth year as President
of Pinecrest Bible Training Center. While five years seems
to be a very long time when I look ahead, it seems like no
time at all, when I look back.
There is much that I am thankful for, as I consider my years
as President of Pinecrest. I am humbled by the excellence
of staff and the students who have chosen to come to Pinecrest.
I am blessed by the rich heritage we have. We will always
be a place where God can have His way. Our central purpose
will always be to raise up those who can hear the Lord’s
voice and make themselves available for His end-time purpose.
The Lord has been good to us, and we greatly appreciate the
evidence of His abiding presence here with us.
Now, while there is a relative degree of comfort with the
scope of my present responsibilities, my father, (our founder)
is “stirring the nest” again by encouraging me
to begin a more active role in the Banner, as well as allowing
him to be less visible in some of our conferences and conventions.
As I contemplate this, the Scripture verse the Lord has brought
to my attention is in Hebrews 10:35-36 (Amplified). “Do
not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it
carries a great and glorious compensation of reward. For you
have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you
may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus
receive, and carry away, and enjoy to the full what is promised.”
One of our Board members is well known among our students
for referring to this “steadfast patience and endurance”
as “steady plodding.” While plodding is not often
very exciting, it is reliable, and it gets the job done.
We greatly appreciate your prayer and financial support of
this ministry, as we continue to faithfully “plod on”
along the path that our Lord has set for us to follow.
If you have been blessed by the spiritual content of the
Banner, please consider recommending Pinecrest to a potential
student. Thank you and may our Lord bless you.
Ronald L Taylor