Jack and Whit grew up together and have
been lifelong friends. But unlike Whit—who can be strong and
forceful—Jack is more reflective and reticent to impose his points of
view on those around him. He has been described as “painfully polite.”
He is a mild, well-educated and well-mannered “gentle-man” in every
sense of the word. Jack was recently married to Joanne Woodston, years
after his first wife’s death, and the two manage an antique shop in
Wilbur Allen is a caring and compassionate elderly man who has been
through many exciting events in his life. With greying hair and plenty
of wisdom to dish out, Jack Allen is understood by others to be a great
advice-giver, friend, and neighbor. He is a very strong Christian with
solid convictions, and he is very easy to talk to. His soft voice
welcomes anyone to a conversation.
Interestingly enough, Jack knew John Avery
Whittaker when he was growing up. The two of them were best friends as
children and even had an opportunity to find valuable gold in an
almost-deserted cave. Many exciting adventures awaited the two of them.
From what we know, the two of them didn't go without their share of
arguments. Apparently, there was a small tiff over Jack's beautiful red
wagon as a child, however, due to his forgiving nature, he and Whit
"made up." Not only that, he and John Avery had another tiff over Jenny
Morrow, who later became Mr. Whittaker's wife. The two of them made up
and went on being friends as always.
Having attended the University of
California Los Angeles, Jack has been through college experiences,
understands what it means to work hard, and even how to help others to
work hard. After Whit left for the middle east, unknowingly, Jack came
to Odyssey to visit his friend and eventually began filling in for Whit
at the shop. Upon Whit's return to Odyssey, Jack "lost his nerve" due to
another tiff over adoption issues with a sweet girl named Clara and
scheduled a flight to leave. Fortunately, Whit stopped him before he
Jack Allen soon met a wonderful, kind
woman named Joanne Woodston from the missions board and fell in love.
Soon after, the two of them tied the knot and purchased an antiques shop
from Margaret Faye, which, appropriately enough, is now called J&J
Antiques. To this day, Jack and Joanne Allen run this quaint little
Jack is loved by anyone he meets. He is an
unceasing prayer warrior who was there to uplift the others in prayer
while Dr. Blackgaard was taking over the town of Odyssey and during the
mysterious events of Andromeda. Like Whit, Jack Allen is a soul whose
personality inspires and encourages others.