Talladega Bible study groups donate thousands to the Home
Two Talladega men’s Bible study classes gave donations to the Presbyterian Home for Children.
The Caravan Class gave $2,400 for the new marker put in the courtyard in loving memory of both Rev. Dr. Allen C. Jacobs and his son, Allen C. (Cleve) Jacobs, Jr., who both taught the Caravan Class.
Rev. Jacobs served as president of the Presbyterian Home from 1950 to 1971, “and was an enduring example of compassion to children in the name of Christ. He shepherded a number of new programs and renovations at the Presbyterian Home during his 20 years as president,” President & CEO Doug Marshall said.
The Home honored Jacobs in a ceremony in September on Alumni Day. A bronze marker is now on display in the rose garden at Weatherly Hall.
The Whosoever Will Men’s Bible Class donated $5,000 to the Home in memory of the late James Murner. The donation was part of an annual Christmas tradition to help care for the children and youth entrusted to the Home.
Murner passed away in 2018. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, where he earned two Purple Hearts, and later worked for the postal service.
“James truly loved our children and youth at the Home, and we are incredibly blessed with this generous gift at Christmas in honor of this man of great love,” Marshall said.