“While recovering from a medical procedure at Heartland ProMedica [in Sylvania, OH], Bishop Rance Allen passed away around 3:00 a.m. this morning, “Allen’s 49-year-old wife, Ellen Allen and his manager, Toby Jackson, said in a joint statement posted on Facebook.
The world-famous gospel singer and pastor, known for the gospel hit “Something About the Name Jesus,” founded The Rance Allen Group alongside brothers Tom and Steve in 1969, according to the group’s website. .
Bryant Scott, the president of Allen’s record label, Tyscot Records, said in a statement: “I don̵
7;t expect to hear this this morning. “This is a huge loss for us personally but also for the church community as a whole.”
After being ordained in 1978, Rance Allen served for more than six years as an associate pastor of the Holiness Temple of God In Christ Church (COGIC) in Monroe, Michigan. Allen was also a pastor at the New Bethel Church of God in Christ in Toledo, Ohio.
“Bishop Allen’s unique vocal position is an indispensable sound in the Church of God in Christ and Christendom. His gift crossed the boundaries of music while he was still one. sought-after characters are called to perform on global venues, “said Bishop Robert G. Rudolph Jr. COGIC’s said in a statement.
“During this time of unrest, we ask for continued prayer as well as acts of emotional and spiritual support for the family.”