BJU to Host 2024 Allen Jacobs Memorial Prayer Breakfast

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Allen Jacobs Memorial Breakfast

GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 23, 2023) – Bob Jones University will host the eighth annual Allen Jacobs Memorial Prayer Breakfast Thursday, March 14, to honor the memory of Officer Allen Jacobs and other Greenville County officers who have been killed in the line of duty. The breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. in the Davis Room of the Dixon-McKenzie Dining Common on the BJU campus.

South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette will deliver a brief keynote at the start of the program. Jane Robelot, WYFF 4 anchor, will serve as emcee. During the breakfast, several awards, including the Allen Jacobs Award of Valor, will be presented to officers and public safety professionals for meritorious acts performed over the past year. 

“We are grateful for this opportunity to demonstrate our sincerest appreciation and enduring respect for the countless sacrifices made on our behalf by the law enforcement community,” said Lance Crowe, BJU Criminal Justice faculty. “We pledge to pray for them not only on this day but every day.”

The breakfast is provided free of charge to law enforcement personnel. Business and community leaders across the Upstate are encouraged to attend and sponsor the event.

Proceeds from the breakfast benefit the Allen Jacobs Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was created at the request of the Jacobs family to assist senior BJU students majoring in criminal justice. Since 2016, over $141,600 has been raised for the scholarship fund.