Jason is Whit’s youngest son—and in many
ways, he is a “chip off the old block.” Most of Jason’s life was spent
as an “analyst” and operative (in other words, secret agent) for the
National Security Agency, just like his dad. And Jason also inherited
his father’s love for inventions and tinkering with gadgets—especially
the high-tech kinds. But while Jason possesses Whit’s sense of
adventure, he does not possess Whit’s patience and wisdom, which results
in Jason’s often reckless, impetuous nature. He is a “man of action” who
sometimes leaps before he looks.
Jason Whittaker, the
youngest son in the Whittaker household, is an obvious fan favorite.
Jason is best described as a creative and impetuous young man. He first
showed up in Odyssey when Whit experienced a mild heart attack due to
his "Life After Death" program in the Imagination Station. He later
showed up after Whit left Odyssey for an archaeological expedition in
the Middle East. Jason's desire to try new things got him in several
arguments with his good friend Jack Allen.
As a former National Security agent, Jason
is extremely strong-willed and problem-solving man. He has been known to
get himself into trouble, especially during the trials with Dr. Regis
Blackgaard, along with countless other experiences. His motivated and
strong-willed nature has also helped to improve him as well. He is very
independent, likes to tinker with some of Whit's inventions, and create
some of his own.
As soon as Mr. Whittaker returned from the
Middle East, Jason cut back on his work at Whit's End. His independent,
antsy personality kept him from working in Odyssey for too long.
Instead, he currently travels the country, works with missions, and does
his own thing. He pops in for a visit to Odyssey quite often, usually
when a mystery or diabolical plot has arisen.
his time in Odyssey, Jason's old friend Tasha Forbes arrived in Odyssey,
with whom Jason almost married. This beautiful woman inadvertently
caused some tension with Connie because Connie's emotions and crush on
Jason caused a bit of jealousy. Unfortunately, Tasha wasn't a Christian
and the two of them broke off the relationship sometime later.
Ironically, Jason later developed a short-lived crush on Monica Stone,
who went by another name during the Novacom scandal.
It is understood that John Avery
Whittaker's involvement with the National Security Agency sparked
Jason's interest years earlier; thus, Jason joined the team as well. The
NSA proved to be a perfect job for Jason in days past, and it
complemented his "take action" personality.
During the Vietnam war, Jason endured
fearful times with his brother Jerry's recruitment to war. Jason even
recounts his camping trip with Jason, one of the last times he saw his
It is interesting to note that Jason's
relationship with Jack Allen was very strong, even though the two of
them had their disagreements. Jack was a man of prayer, and Jason liked
to put feet to his prayers. Sometimes Jason attempted to do things his
way rather than seeking God's help first. Although he has made his share
of mistakes, he still realizes who his strength comes from.