By Victor Omondi – Bishop Rance Allen, a minister, and singer, famously known for the gospel hit, Something About the Name Jesus has died at the age of 71.
The news of Allen’s death was announced by Bishop Robert G. Rudolph Jr., the Adjutant General of the Church of God in Christ.
Allen rose to fame when he and his brothers, Thomas and Steve Allen, formed the Rance Allen Group with him being the lead singer. Together, the Allen brothers composed classics like Miracle Worker and You That I Trust.
Allen also worked with the Clark Sisters, as well as the mother of the group, the late Dr. Mattie Moss Clark. He featured in the song Trust In Him alongside the sisters on their 1989 album, Bringing It Back Home. In 1981, Bishop Allen was also featured in a televised tribute to Dr. Clark.
After his ordination in 1978, Allen served more than six years as an associate pastor of Holiness Temple Church of God In Christ (COGIC) in Monroe, Michigan. As a dedicated minister, Allen also served as a pastor in the New Bethel Church of God in Christ in Toledo, Ohio.
Allen’s family will be holding a private memorial service due to the ongoing pandemic. The late singer is survived by his 50-year-old wife, Ellen Marie Allen. Bishop Robert encouraged people to continue praying for the family during this tough time and offer emotional as well as spiritual support.
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