WHO WE ARE
In the Bible, Bethany was a place Jesus loved to visit and where He was welcomed by His friends, Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. It was at Bethany that Jesus taught His disciples and Mary sat at Jesus' feet in devotion and anointed His feet in adoration and worship.
In the same way, we want our school to be a place where God loves to abide and where He is given free reign to accomplish the purposes of His heart both in and through us.
One of the earliest school brochures says of the bride in the Song of Solomon:
"No longer was she satisfied with a knowledge of things about God; she desired intimate knowledge of God Himself. An intense reduction of all her ambitions, dreams and desired brought her to a singleness of vision and purpose. We believe this is the desire of the heart of God for His people everywhere today- to know Him!"
This is still God's desire: that His people would know Him. We want to respond- to allow God to so establish His heart in us that our very lives will echo the cry of His heart for our generation.
We are wholly committed to fulfilling God’s purpose for this school as a place where students of all ages, nationalities, and callings can turn aside to encounter God and be transformed in His presence. We have great anticipation for what God has in store for us, and we hope you can share in His continuing purpose for our school—first as Pinecrest, and now as Bethany Bible Training Center.
God Bless You,
Jack & Joanne Picataggi