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 2000
Dear Friends,

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


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