This was the last Banner that Wade Taylor edited. He was allowed
to work on the whole thing and then, the "Powers That Be," rejected it and then stripped
away The Banner from Wade Taylor, printing instead their 40th
What has occurred
here, reminds us of the story in the Bible where Absalom made
war against his own father, King David, and rent the Kingdom
from him, and then sought to blot out and defile all that
remained of his father, the King. King David and those that
were most faithful to him were forced to flee in shame, the
Kingdom and the house that the Lord helped David build.
The story of Pinecrest Bible
began on July the 4th 1959. After Wade Taylor had graduated
from Eastern Bible Institute (EBI)
he had made plans to go to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
to pioneer a church. As he drove, the Lord began to speak
to him about this small Italian Assembly of God Bible
School in Upstate, New York called Pine Crest. At first Wade was
skeptical that he was hearing the voice of the Lord, because
the school was created to teach students to be pastors of
Italian speaking Assembly of God Churches in the US
and to prepare students to be missionaries in Italy. The Lord intensified His demand
that Wade to go to Pine Crest. Wade, as he has testified,
repeatedly was mystified because he could not speak Italian
and had never sensed that he had any calling to go to Italy
as a missionary. Bound by logic, and unwilling to turn around
and go to bible school all over again and start at the bottom,
much less attending an Italian Assembly of God school, Wade
argued and resisted the Lord for quite some time -- until
the Lord spoke words that struck fear into the heart of Wade.
Lord said, “I will let you go to Philadelphia
to pioneer this church and I will bless you, BUT my
will for your life is to go to Pinecrest.” It was actually
those words that formed a kind of threat that God would let
Wade go his own way that halted Wade in his tracks. Walter
Beuttler had instilled in Wade a fear of God, and a fear of
God letting men go their own way, the meaning of this was
that the cost of Wade going to Philadelphia would be the loss of the approbation
of God over Wade's life.
Wade Taylor turned around and then drove to Pinecrest, lost
in why God would do such a thing, and in speculations of what
God had in store for him. When he arrived, God said nothing,
and so Wade showed the registrar his still wet graduation
certificate from EBI which he found out meant nothing at Pine
Crest, so he was forced to sign on as a regular first year
student which must have been a very humbling experience from
Wade's stand point as a grad student that was ready to go
out in the ministry, and to his having to explain all these
things to a not so enthusiastic wife and children that were
more than likely weary of bible school life.
Wade was there a Pine Crest for a day, a week, a month, three
months and the Lord did not speak anything particular to Wade.
But Wade did some things that were very important - he spent
time daily waiting upon and seeking the Lord. And most importantly
Wade became content in his circumstances knowing that God
was with him.
next thing that happened was one day in late 1959 when Wade
was in his small apartment in Penn House.
He was bodily caught up and stood before the throne
of God. Terrified out of his mind, God began to speak to Wade
of His Desire and Purposes and that He would have a School
of the Spirit where He could move freely about and teach and
impart to the students themselves - not hindered by bells,
and academic requirements, a school where students could come
into a deep abiding personal relationship with God, and learn
how to hear His voice. God continued that Pinecrest would
become that place and that He had given Pine Crest into Wade's
this visitation of God, Wade was greatly affected spiritually;
however there were also some negative results. Wade stopped
waiting on the Lord and seeking after God, as his whole life
and focus now turned to waiting day after day for the President
of the then Pine Crest and / or for the higher-ups in the
school's faculty to get the revelation that God had given
Pine Crest to Wade. Well, that never happened. And secondly,
Wade's logical mind went into overdrive trying to figure out
how God was going to bring all of this to pass.
day the Lord rebuked Wade Taylor and told him that everything
that he would figure out as to how and what God was going
to do, God would eliminated it.
that same time, Wade had his second visitation of the Lord
when he was doing his work duty for maintenance changing light
bulbs. When he was up on a ladder, the Lord came. Wade said
he had to hang on for dear life, and it was there that God
spoke and clarified a few things.
mystery of what God was going to do and how He was going to
do it continued even after graduation day two years after
he had first arrived. Wade continued to hang around Pine crest
until he was told in no uncertain terms that he had to leave.
too long after that, Pine Crest shut down and with that all
of Wade's dreams and what God had spoken to Wade died. Wade
at that time went to Elim Bible Institute where he taught.
There, he met IQ Spencer, who also had had a personal
visitation of the Lord and was promised a school with a similar
vision of preparing a people for the end time move of God.
expect that Wade found great comfort and assurance in IQ Spencer.
And it appears that during this time, Wade got his life back
on track spiritually with the Lord as the Lord began to move
and minister in Wade's classes.
end result of his stay at Elim was that Wade met some people
and was able to speak about his burden and calling regarding
Pinecrest, and he, through the providence of the Lord, ended
up with the keys and deed to the property. In the Fall of
1968, the door was first opened that Wade might begin to realize
the reality of what God had called him to do.
have spoken to Wade a fair amount lately and he has been the
most candid that I ever recall him being in his life concerning
his loss of Pinecrest and some of his miss-steps.
recently, Wade spoke of things on a much more personal level.
He confessed that once Pinecrest began, that he became
so wrapped up with what was happening that he again stopped
waiting upon the Lord, and seeking after the Lord.
may remember his stool story of how Wade attended Eastern
Bible Institute with Bob Mumford and how that one day between
classes Mumford asked Wade a question. Wade, not thinking,
rattled off a powerful answer that knocked the socks off Mumford.
Mumford then asked, “Where did you get that” and Wade paused
and thought and said, “I have this little stool that I sit
then had a second story. A few years after Pinecrest opened,
the school was in a crisis and the Lord intervened. Afterwards
the Lord spoke to Wade and said the bank account before me
that you created on your stool at EBI is now empty -- and
then Wade sheepishly in the years 1976 -1981 would say that
he needed to get back on that stool. The meaning of it passed
over most of the students, but a few understood his meaning,
-- that Wade, for a long, long time, had not been waiting
on and seeking the Lord -- and for those who understood this,
they could also see the terrible cost, not only Wade was paying,
but the students of the school were paying for his disobedience
that same evening Wade made a second great admission that
I have to admit surprised me, as this was something that I
had never seen as a student. He told me that when
he first came over to Pinecrest he arrived with four men.
The purpose of this meeting was to begin to shape the staff
and faculty that would have a large hand in what was to take
place at Pinecrest.
Wade told me that two of these men had a strong affinity to
the manifestations of the Spirit, while the other two had
a strong affinity to a reverence for the Lord.
(To be quite honest, as Wade
began to talk, at first I could not grasp what he was saying
so I asked him to repeat himself. I had to ask some questions
before I was finally able to understand what he was saying)
Wade said that he went with the wrong
group and that these two men were able to reshape the vision
he had received from the Lord as Pinecrest being a place where
one could come into a deep abiding personal relationship with
God, and learn the voice of God and the ways of God, -- to
the school being focused instead on the visitation of the
Lord for the manifestations and the good feelings it could
was saying that the famed 1974 revival, in his eyes, was a
failure and completely fell short of what might have been
had the students been able to wait before the Lord and sit
under His mighty hand (So that
they too might have been able to have hear the angelic choirs
that Wade and other students heard in EBI in the 1950's)
and in so doing would have had a much deeper work done in
then, Wade has repeatedly spoken of his loss and of Pinecrest's
loss as being Isaac, and having to have been sacrificed by
Abraham because he loved his son too much. Each time he said
Isaac his voice paused first and he then with some effort
was able to say Isaac.
I saw in this was that despite the Lord Wade could not yet
bring himself to call Pinecrest Ishmael.
was begun in the Spirit, when one seeks to perfect it by the
flesh becomes Ishmael.
the last few years, Wade has once more been able to right
himself once more again waiting on the Lord and seeking after
further see in the Spirit that Wade Taylor, as Abraham being
of great age when his body was dead -- and having no more
the power to conceive -- Isaac shall then be brought forth.
And from the bowels of Isaac shall come forth the end time
people of God that the Lord seeks.
For the time being, we can not let the Vision that God gave
to Wade Taylor die. We must remain steadfast and hold to those
things that are good.
July 1st 2008) We were not going to say anything but the
Lord woke us up at 2:30 in the morning and spoke to us certain
words. Wade Taylor called last night and we read together
and edited the words written here to their current form.
the Lord would say because thou hast humbled thyself my son
and made open confession here-- I have forgiven thee for all
thy short comings, thy ommissions, and even thy disobediences
as to letting me build my work, and letting me build thy house.
now the word of the Lord, the vision that I have given unto
thee shall not fail, and neither what I have given unto thee
shall any man take away. Thou hast done right to let Me undertake
and war in this matter, and I would say that thou shalt indeed
see with thine eyes, handle with thine hands, and walk upon
with thy feet the land and even the school that I gave into
Lord would further say: Is not this the hour of preparation
for you for what is to come? Therefore lay aside every work
that thou wouldst entangle thyself with and put them aside,
for thou hast yet a meeting and a visitation from Me.
The Lord Bless You -- as you ponder these words.