Tom Allen was born in Ohio in 1951, raised in Wisconsin until the early 70's. Tom graduated
from Menasha High School in 1969. He served in the National Guard
and Army Reserve before he attended Grand Rapids School of the
Bible and Music, where he met and married his best friend, Nancy.Tom served Worldwide European Fellowship, ABWE,
American Scripture Gift Mission, The Friends of Israel Gospel
Ministry and a few other ministries.
In 1981 Tom and Nancy were blessed with their
first child, Jesse. Ben was born in 1983 and Martha in 1985.
Tom has cleverly hidden the names of his children in each month's illustration and his grand children's names in their birth months.
In 1989, Tom, co-founded Zion's Hope, Inc. ministry in Orlando. By 1994 the ministry had grown and property
was acquired for the mission headquarters and future expansion. The first attraction was built by Tom with
staff, family, friends and volunteers, resulting in
a 45 foot by 25 foot model of Jerusalem, 66 A.D. Millions of
visitors have heard about the
events of Jesus' last days before His crucifixion, burial and
resurrection as they viewed the display. In February of 2001, The Holy Land Experience opened
its gates featuring a full size replica
of the Wilderness Tabernacle, a half-size Temple, the model of
Jerusalem, a first century marketplace, a reproduction of Gordon's
Calvary, and the world's largest private Bible collection, and a wax museum featuring the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
It was in January of 2006 that Tom began to work full-time with
Greetings, Inc. and the Friendly Kritters.
It is rewarding
to look back and see what God has done,
and exciting to look
forward to what He is doing.
I praise God for salvation found
through the work of Jesus Christ on our behalf.
Rejoice with us in the birth of our
Dillon Thomas Allen, Gemma Marie Allen, Sophia Grace Allen, Natalia Elise Allen, and Mason James Allen
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