Bishop Rance Allen

By Kimberley Blair Pleasant

Gospel legend Bishop Rance Allen was born in Monroe, Michigan, was known for his extremely powerful wide vocal range was a vocalist, guitarist, pianist, and songwriter. In 1970, Bishop Rance formed and was lead singer of the famous Rance Allen Gospel Group. He performed with brothers Tom (drums), Steve (bass guitar), another brother, Esau (percussionist), until his death.


Bishop Allen sadly passed away on October 31, 2020, in Sylvania, Ohio, after recovering from a medical procedure. Bishop Allen is survived by his beautiful wife of 49 years Ellen Allen. He was 71 years old.

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