The Jacob's Story

Three generations of the Jacobs family cherish their close ties with Epworth By The Sea.

Front L-R, Emily Hampton, Jane and Parker Jacobs.
Back L-R, Jacob Hampton, Russell Jacobs (Joel Willis) and Maddie Jacobs.

Leaders in UM Women and UM Men, they have shared their musical talents during countless events at Epworth. A former camp counselor and Epworth Trustee, Jane has been deeply involved in decisions regarding the construction of the Turner Lodge and purchase of the Booth Gate Property.

"Epworth means so much to our family," said Jane. "Our children Russell, Ruth and Jim and their children have attended summer camps. My granddaughter Madeline and I have shared many precious times together in the Wright Prayer Tower and visiting the gift shop to find something special for her family."

Ruth's children, Jacob and Emily Hampton, began attending summer camp as soon as they were old enough. "Jacob told us that nine boys in his cabin accepted Christ one summer," continued Jane. "Epworth has had a powerful Christian influence on our lives and we wanted our grandchildren to understand and be part of our decision to remember Epworth in our wills."

A financial planner, Russell said, "By remembering Epworth in our wills, our support of Epworth's ministry will continue but it also provides an excellent tax benefit for our family."

Their son Russell III has taken his mother's seat on the Epworth Board of Trustees, continuing the line of support for the place that means so much to the entire family.