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Jonathan W. Allen

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Jonathan Allen was born in 1972 in Fort Fairfield, Maine, to Reverend John (“Jack”) and Ardeth Allen. As a preacher’s kid (PK) his family moved a lot. His father, Jack, pastored churches in Nova Scotia (Margaretsville and Windsor) and New Brunswick (Riverside-Albert, Moncton, Grand Bay, Riverview, and Elgin). Before they had children, they pastored in Prince Edward Island and Maine, USA. Jonathan does not remember the first few churches but does recall many trips back to visit dear friends his Mum & Dad had made over the years.


Jonathan married Erin Eastwood on August  28, 2015. Erin and he are raising five children: Erin's four children – Anna (17), Luke (14), Gabrielle (12), and Cassia (10)  and a son who was born July 11, 2017 -- Jack Arthur Carlin Allen.

Baby Jack is the 13th grandchild for the Eastwood side (Arthur and Judy) and the 9th to the Allens. Jonathan has an older brother, David, and a younger sister, "Jackie". He has four nieces and nephews on the Allen side: Winter, Scarlett, Calum, and Megan. He has eight from the Eastwood family tree: Allison, Emma, Spencer, Sarah, Ethan, Wesley, Ezra, and Ellie. 


Jonathan became a Wycliffe member in May 2016. Before Wycliffe, he worked for Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship in NB as a Campus Minister at Mount Allison University for 10 years.

At the present time, Jonathan is the only local representative -known as Engagement Advisors- for Wycliffe in the four Atlantic Provinces. Before taking on the role, which involves what used to be three separate roles, there were representatives like Bud & Kala Thompson of Sussex, Shane & Shelly Lyons of Oxford, NS, Jessica Dempster of Moncton, NB.

The Atlantic has strong ties to Wycliffe that go back to the early days of Wycliffe Canada being planted. We are proud of our connections - to name just a few: Dan & Melody Grove (Cameroon); Watson & Marilyn Williams (Mi'gmaq/New Brunswick); Carol Thorne (Cameroon). There are many more!

Please pray for Jonathan and his family as he works to represent Wycliffe, engage Christians with Mission, to champion our projects and personnel around the world, and to present people with the Word of God


  1. For God's Word to be translated into every living language.
  2. For Vision 2025 - that Scripture work would be started in every living language by 2025.
  3. For the ministry position, Engagement Advisor, to be fully funded.
  4. For Jonathan to be able to reach the whole area well.
  5. For his supervisors -- Marilyn Schmidt (during Partnership Development) and Paul Hooper (Eastern Regional Director).
  6. For Roy Eyre, Wycliffe President, and his leadership team and boards.

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