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Glynn County Historical Markers

Epworth By The Sea


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Epworth By The Sea
  • Location: Epworth By The Sea Methodist Retreat on St. Simons Island

EPWORTH BY THE SEA

John and Charles Wesley were born in a parsonage with thatched roof and solidly built walls in Epworth, England. This home was destroyed by fire when John was six years old. All the family were able to escape except John. From an attic window the little boy’s face shone in the reflection of the flame. A human ladder was formed and the life of him who later “put his hands under the civilization of England and lifted it up toward God” was saved. Epworth By The Sea has been built with the hope that through Christian atmosphere, friendly fellowship and spiritual dedication this may be a place where many shall purpose to make Jesus Christ supreme.

OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE SOUTH GEORGIA CONFERENCE OF THE METHODIST CHURCH, 1950.