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Rance Allen was an American Bishop, Minister, and gospel musician, and the founder and leader of the Rance Allen Group. Known for his extremely wide vocal range and powerful singing voice, llen became known as the main lead vocalist and the leader of the influential group. He was the senior pastor of the New Bethel Church Of God In Christ in Toledo, Ohio, since its July 1985 establishment. As a lead singer and the leader of the group, the group was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album for the 1991 album, Phenomenon. This group has been nominated for five Grammy Awards. In November 2011, Allen was elevated to the office of Bishop in the Church of God in Christ, for the Michigan Northwestern Harvest Jurisdiction.

Birth Name

Rance Allen

Nickname

Rance

Profession

Musician and The founder and leader of the Rance Allen Group

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Rance Allen was born in 1948, in Monroe, Michigan, United States.

Died

He was died on the 31st of October 2020 (aged 71), in Monroe, Michigan, United States from complications due to a recent medical procedure.

Sun Sign

Unknown

Ethnicity

Multiracial

Religion

Christianity

Education

His educational qualifications are unknown.

Family Details 

  • Father – Thomas Allen
  • Mother – Emma Pearl Allen
  • Siblings – Thomas Allen (Brother), Steve Allen (Brother)

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Rance Allen has dated –

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  • Ellen Marie Allen (December 1, 1970 – October 31, 2020) – Rance was married to Ellen Marie Allen. On December 1, 1970, The two were married. The couple had no children together.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 110 kg
  • In Pounds – 243 lbs

Body Build

Large

Eye Color

Brown

Hair Color

White

Shoe Size

He wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Rance became known for the founder and leader of the Rance Allen Group, as well as an American Bishop, minister, and gospel singer. Moreover, he is best known as the prominent group’s lead vocalist.

Rance Allen Net worth

Rance Allen has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars as of 2023.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Rance Allen

  • Allen was born in Monroe, Michigan to Thomas and Emma Pearl Allen, to a family of African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latino American heritage.
  • He had 11 siblings: six sisters and five brothers.
  • In 1969, Rance founded the Rance Allen Group in Detroit joined by his brothers Thomas and Steve.
  • Allen was the Rance Allen Group’s leader and leader, as well as an American gospel singer, pastor, and bishop. Moreover, he is well-known for his strong singing voice and vast vocal range.
  • He and his group had performed with many gospel musicians throughout the country, including Andrae Crouch, Marvin Winans, Bebe and Cece Winans, the Clark Sisters, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, John P. Kee, Fred Hammond, Tye Tribbett, Shirley Caesar, Donnie McClurkin, Bernard Jackson Jr. and Mary McLaurine Glover.
  • Rance also performed for President Barack Obama at a White House Celebration of Gospel Music and was nominated for five Grammy Awards.
  • He was the senior pastor of the New Bethel Church Of God In Christ in Toledo, Ohio, since its July 1985 establishment.
  • In November 2011, Rance was elevated to the office of Bishop in the Church of God in Christ, for the Michigan Northwestern Harvest Jurisdiction.
  • On October 31, 2020, Allen died from complications due to a recent medical procedure. He was 71 years old.
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