Remembering Wade Taylor

Four years ago on February 29, 2012 Wade Taylor went on to be with the Lord. He was my spiritual father for more than  23 years. Today I would like to honor him for the spiritual father and giant he was to so many. I have enclosed a couple articles I have written to  honor him. Wade we love and miss you more than words can say. I day does not go by that I do not stop to remember you and feel the deep gratitude of the impartation you left. . 

 

 

“Wade E. Taylor -- August 24, 1924 - February 29, 2012”
 
It was 1991 and I hurried down the stairs of my dorm at Pinecrest Bible Training Center. Pinecrest was tucked away in the Adirondack Mountains of Salisbury Center, NY. My mandate was clear that evening, to spend a few minutes with Wade Taylor and receive prayer. 

The line at his office door was lengthy, and the wait certain. I fell into the couch prepared for the delay. I was accustomed to the long lines every evening to see our Bible College President. My deep hunger inside me told me it would be worth the wait. 

Wade Taylor had something special. He had a unique walk with His God, he carried the manifest presence. His deeper walk encouraged me to pursue God for myself, to also obtain an abiding manifest presence in my own life. Wade had received a powerful impartation from Walter Beuttler, John W Follette and Hattie Hammond-- ones that moved powerfully in the Spirit during their ministry. 

After about an hour and a quarter I was ushered in his office. Brother Taylor greeted me warmly; I nervously walked to a special spot in his office he loved to pray for people. He took my hands and prayed, “Give Steve a special anointing to speak from his heart, and a gift to write and communicate.” All at once the manifest presence came and I felt the tangible power of God surge through my arms and body. The prayer was heart felt as I sensed the nearness of God in that office that evening.

I quickly left his office after giving him my thanks, he encouraged me to keep visiting him and believed God was active in my life. I climbed the two flights of stairs to my dorm and entered my room. I fell into my bed and lay their silent. I still sensed the nearness of God as my body literally vibrated under the power of God. I felt a heat surging through me. A fire was burning through my soul and I knew I had received fresh impartation. 

I climbed out of bed and knelt before the Lord, basking in His presence. I pledged my very life to the Lord. I asked him if I could carry the presence of God too. The Lord responded by giving me an even deeper hunger for more. This hunger kept me going to Wade Taylor’s office sometimes nightly. I always ended up on my face before the Lord in my dorm room into the stillness of the night. 

It has been 24 years since those nights at Pinecrest. I vividly remember those nights with Brother Taylor as the flames of fire were fanned in my life. I remember lying on my face in my dorm basking in the glory of the Lord for hours. I was transformed by the manifest presence of God. A fire for the deeper things of the Spirit still burns from within, sparked by those times spent with him in prayer. 

I will always be grateful to Wade Taylor. I love him very much, he had been my spiritual father for 20 + years. He was never to "big" or busy to invest in my life. Words can not express how much I miss him. Wade was a true spiritual father, he was always just a phone call away, his prayers were powerful and his love always felt. It brings me to tears every time I think about the difference he made in my life over the years I had known him. I will see him again in eternity. 

I still remember the last time I seen him before his passing the next spring. We had spoken at a conference together in upstate NY. We made the long drive together and had such meaningful conversation during our trip. When we arrived back at his home in DC we prayed together and had communion, then we took the train to the airport. At the airport he told me how much the trip together had meant to him and invited me to come see him again. He stood there as I went through the gate to catch my plane. His humility and the presence he carried affected me as we said our goodbyes.  I was the one to be blessed from the trip, what a honor to be a friend of Brother Taylor. 

 Those that know him appreciate his great humility and devotion to the Lord. I was always amazed how he never made a grand entrance when he spoke and never allowed body guards or assistants to surround him, nor did he walk in to the meetings with a stylish last entrance. He allowed no one to bring attention to himself nor anyone to call him by his title Dr. Taylor. He always preferred just Wade. I believe many in the body of Christ could learn from this humble man of God. I honor you Wade! You are a treasure to the body of Christ!  I will see you again in eternity. I promise to make you proud as I run my race. 

His books and Material still blesses us today. His 3 children Nancy Taylor Warner, Bill and Joanne continue his legacy through different aspects of his ministry. A fire for the deeper things of the Spirit still burns within the hearts of so many of his spiritual children.

I honor you today Wade. 

For a Special Video Tribute of Wade by Steve Eastman  please click on this special video. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNAEShvJ7dc

Join into the conversation about Wade at Wade Taylor Publications Official group

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                                         IF THERE COULD BE A PLACE... “Lord, if there could be a place where you could be who you want to be, and do what you want to do, I am available!” Wade E. Taylor I posted this quote on my Facebook page not long ago. I had to stop and reflect on this famous quote by a very special man to the body of Christ—Wade Taylor. It began in the fall of 1956, when Wade enrolled as a student at Eastern Bible Institute (EBI) in Green Lane, Pennsylvania where one of his teachers, Walter Beuttler, had a profound influence and made a powerful impartation into his life. Beuttler encouraged his students to cultivate a personal and experiential knowledge of the Lord, not just knowing about Him, but becoming His friends, His resting place. Two transforming qualities were established in Wade's life: 1. The value of spending quality time ‘waiting on the Lord’. 2. Seeking to cultivate a listening ear in order to better hear the voice of the Lord, and respond to His presence. Wade's life was forever altered by these qualities, this later caused him to pray a simple heartfelt prayer, "Lord, if there could be a place where you could be who you want to be, and do what you want to do, I am available!” God honored that prayer and through him birthed the Pinecrest Bible Training Center, where Wade served as president for twenty-nine years.  Wade acquired the Pinecrest property in Salisbury Center and assumed the leadership role, and, along with some followers from Elim Bible Institute, began the process of restoring the property buildings to house a school with a new vision—Pinecrest Bible Training Center. For many years, his motto and watchword was: “Yes, Lord!” as his heart cried out, "WE MUST BUILD GOD A HOUSE OF DEVOTION!" A clear word from the Lord had him relocate to Washington, DC, in 1998, with an ongoing burden to establish the Kingdom of God, through the Parousia Gatherings, hosted by the Whole Word Fellowship in Oakton, VA. These were special gatherings marked by the profound manifest presence of God. The ‘parousia’ of the Lord speaks of the ‘presencing’ of the Lord, which precedes the Second Coming of Christ. It was Wade's desire to see the Lord glorified and exalted by His people in a deeper way than ever before. The meetings went on for many years and were used to raise up a people, as witnesses ‘of His presence’. On February 29, 2012 Wade Taylor went on to be with the Lord, but he left us a grand inheritance—that special vision to build God a house of devotion in our hearts, our homes and our nation, creating a place where He is welcome, to be who He wants to be and do what He wants to do. His legacy remains to bless us today through his three children, Nancy, Bill and Joanne, as well as his life-changing books and teaching materials. The Body of Christ at large can access his teachings through his website atwww.wadetaylor.org. The three books he published are still available on his publications website atwww.wadetaylorpublications.org.  Today the Pasousia Gatherings are still actively welcoming the manifest presence of the Lord, led by Wade’s daughter, Nancy Taylor Warner. I have attended her meetings, and was thrilled to experience the mighty ‘‘presencing’ of the Lord’. The next gathering is February 7, 2015 at Whole Word Fellowship in Oakton, VA. For more details go to wadetaylor.org I was honored to attend and graduate from Pinecrest Bible Training Center in 1990-1993. During my time there, and over the next 20 years, I was grateful to spend time with Wade in his home and at the Parsousia Gatherings, where it was clearly evident that God had honored his yearning to build a place that welcomed His presence, both at Pinecrest and in Oakton, Virginia.  I vividly remember those times with Brother Taylor as the embers of devotion were fanned into a fire that still burns today in my spirit. I remember as a young man lying on my face for hours in my dorm, basking in the glory of the Lord. I was utterly transformed by the manifest presence of God. As the result of Wade’s prayer, a fire for the deeper things of the Spirit still burns within the hearts of so many of his spiritual children. It brings me to tears every time I think about the difference Wade made in my life over the years I knew him.  It all started when Wade prayed that heartfelt prayer: “Lord, if there could be a place where you could be who you want to be, and do what you want to do, I am available!” God responded to that deep yearning and gave Wade more of His manifest presence that he ever dreamed possible.  What’s my point here? That God is no respecter of persons, so if He could use a mighty but humble man like Wade Taylor to usher in His life-altering presence, He can use you to host that resting place of devotion. In fact, in these last days it’s an absolute necessity that we get about our Father’s business, and become those sold-out ones who simply reflect the glory of God and His miraculous love to a desperate, dying world. Within the church today are those who yearn for a release of the manifest glory of God. They want evidence that it’s real, it’s powerful, and that it works to address the problems around them. They need proof of healings, miracles, signs, wonders and deliverances. They want all that God has to offer today but are unwilling to settle for more hype or cheap imitations to get it. Now is the time, the hour is late, to prepare for the kingdom age, and we must be ready for deeper dimensions in God. Now is the season. The ‘resting places’ are here for those who seek first His kingdom and lean upon His breast to hear the heartbeat of God as friend. So let me ask: what do you want most? Do you want nothing more than to be that place of devotion, so He can move and do what He wants on the earth today? God is creating ‘resting places’ of His presence in this last hour. I can hear the cries of an entire generation desperate for what’s real... Will we give it to them? Are we willing to walk humbly and respectfully before our God? Will we pay the price to get there? I pray that we will and that such a move will start with us, because it’s now or never. -- Steve Porter

 

                                       IF THERE COULD BE A PLACE...

“Lord, if there could be a place where you could be who you want to be, and do what you want to do, I am available!” Wade E. Taylor

I posted this quote on my Facebook page not long ago. I had to stop and reflect on this famous quote by a very special man to the body of Christ—Wade Taylor. It began in the fall of 1956, when Wade enrolled as a student at Eastern Bible Institute (EBI) in Green Lane, Pennsylvania where one of his teachers, Walter Beuttler, had a profound influence and made a powerful impartation into his life. Beuttler encouraged his students to cultivate a personal and experiential knowledge of the Lord, not just knowing about Him, but becoming His friends, His resting place.

Two transforming qualities were established in Wade's life:

1. The value of spending quality time ‘waiting on the Lord’.

2. Seeking to cultivate a listening ear in order to better hear
the voice of the Lord, and respond to His presence.

Wade's life was forever altered by these qualities, this later caused him to pray a simple heartfelt prayer, "Lord, if there could be a place where you could be who you want to be, and do what you want to do, I am available!” God honored that prayer and through him birthed the Pinecrest Bible Training Center, where Wade served as president for twenty-nine years. 

Wade acquired the Pinecrest property in Salisbury Center and assumed the leadership role, and, along with some followers from Elim Bible Institute, began the process of restoring the property buildings to house a school with a new vision—Pinecrest Bible Training Center. For many years, his motto and watchword was: “Yes, Lord!” as his heart cried out, "WE MUST BUILD GOD A HOUSE OF DEVOTION!"

A clear word from the Lord had him relocate to Washington, DC, in 1998, with an ongoing burden to establish the Kingdom of God, through the Parousia Gatherings, hosted by the Whole Word Fellowship in Oakton, VA. These were special gatherings marked by the profound manifest presence of God. The ‘parousia’ of the Lord speaks of the ‘presencing’ of the Lord, which precedes the Second Coming of Christ. It was Wade's desire to see the Lord glorified and exalted by His people in a deeper way than ever before. The meetings went on for many years and were used to raise up a people, as witnesses ‘of His presence’.

On February 29, 2012 Wade Taylor went on to be with the Lord, but he left us a grand inheritance—that special vision to build God a house of devotion in our hearts, our homes and our nation, creating a place where He is welcome, to be who He wants to be and do what He wants to do. His legacy remains to bless us today through his three children, Nancy, Bill and Joanne, as well as his life-changing books and teaching materials. The Body of Christ at large can access his teachings through his website atwww.wadetaylor.org. The three books he published are still available on his publications website atwww.wadetaylorpublications.org. 

Today the Pasousia Gatherings are still actively welcoming the manifest presence of the Lord, led by Wade’s daughter, Nancy Taylor Warner. I have attended her meetings, and was thrilled to experience the mighty ‘‘presencing’ of the Lord’. The next gathering is February 7, 2015 at Whole Word Fellowship in Oakton, VA. For more details go to wadetaylor.org

I was honored to attend and graduate from Pinecrest Bible Training Center in 1990-1993. During my time there, and over the next 20 years, I was grateful to spend time with Wade in his home and at the Parsousia Gatherings, where it was clearly evident that God had honored his yearning to build a place that welcomed His presence, both at Pinecrest and in Oakton, Virginia. 

I vividly remember those times with Brother Taylor as the embers of devotion were fanned into a fire that still burns today in my spirit. I remember as a young man lying on my face for hours in my dorm, basking in the glory of the Lord. I was utterly transformed by the manifest presence of God. As the result of Wade’s prayer, a fire for the deeper things of the Spirit still burns within the hearts of so many of his spiritual children. It brings me to tears every time I think about the difference Wade made in my life over the years I knew him. 

It all started when Wade prayed that heartfelt prayer: “Lord, if there could be a place where you could be who you want to be, and do what you want to do, I am available!” God responded to that deep yearning and gave Wade more of His manifest presence that he ever dreamed possible. 

What’s my point here? That God is no respecter of persons, so if He could use a mighty but humble man like Wade Taylor to usher in His life-altering presence, He can use you to host that resting place of devotion. In fact, in these last days it’s an absolute necessity that we get about our Father’s business, and become those sold-out ones who simply reflect the glory of God and His miraculous love to a desperate, dying world. Within the church today are those who yearn for a release of the manifest glory of God. They want evidence that it’s real, it’s powerful, and that it works to address the problems around them. They need proof of healings, miracles, signs, wonders and deliverances. They want all that God has to offer today but are unwilling to settle for more hype or cheap imitations to get it.

Now is the time, the hour is late, to prepare for the kingdom age, and we must be ready for deeper dimensions in God. Now is the season. The ‘resting places’ are here for those who seek first His kingdom and lean upon His breast to hear the heartbeat of God as friend.

So let me ask: what do you want most? Do you want nothing more than to be that place of devotion, so He can move and do what He wants on the earth today? God is creating ‘resting places’ of His presence in this last hour. I can hear the cries of an entire generation desperate for what’s real... Will we give it to them? Are we willing to walk humbly and respectfully before our God? Will we pay the price to get there? I pray that we will and that such a move will start with us, because it’s now or never.

-- Steve Porter