In 2011, he became a Bishop for the Michigan Northwestern Harvest Jurisdiction in the Church of God in Christ. BC: What would you like your legacy to be. In the decades since, the Allen Brothers (Rance, Tom and Steve) have built on that foundation with their Tyscot Records-era hits such as the R&B crossover smash �Miracle Worker,� �Do Your Will,� and �Something About The Name Jesus.� Their sacred-secular musical fusion, chunky harmonies, lyrical messages of faith and fraternity, and Rance�s stratospheric falsetto have made them standout as one of the most dynamic groups to ever shuffle across the stage of Harlem�s famed Apollo Theater. Gospel music legend Bishop Rance Allen died Saturday morning at the age of 71, according to his family. Allen still pastors New Bethel COGIC where his wife, Ellen Marie Allen, is very active in supporting his ministry. A promotion man for Stax Records heard them at a Detroit talent contest and they eventually signed with the label’s Gospel Truth imprint. "While recovering from a medical procedure at Heartland ProMedica [in Sylvania, OH], Bishop Rance Allen … Born in Camden, MS and raised in and around Tupelo MS, it was as a member of New Zion MB Church at a young age where he began to discover his singing and song writing abilities. On “Just My Salvation,” the Allen Group reworked the Temptations melancholy love song “Just My Imagination” into an uptempo hymn. Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. Their story began in the paper mill city of Monroe, MI where Rance Allen was born November 19, 1948. 2019 Radio One Toy Drive Distribution [PHOTOS], NEW RELEASE: “Man From Galilee” Featuring Bishop Rance…, Damn I’m Stressed: How To Deal With Election…, MARVIN SAPP’s “THANK YOU FOR IT ALL” HITS…, The Group that Went Beyond the Song, The…, Kelly Price’s Mother, Mrs. Claudia Price-North Peacefully Transitions, Earnest Pugh and Friendly Sky Set Live Virtual…, Chesterfield Now Offers FOUR New Voting Locations, TV ONE’S HIT SERIES UNCENSORED HIGHLIGHTS OMARI HARDWICK…, Report: Virginia Voter Registration Temporarily Shut Down Due…, Marvin Sapp’s New Album CHOSEN VESSEL Now Available, Join Tauren Wells For a Star-Studded Conversation on…, ESSENCE Dedicates 2020 Election Package to Vice-Presidential Nominee…, NAILED IT! �To keep our interest, my grandmother went to a pawn shop and brought instruments, drums, guitars and amplifiers.� Using records by the Rev. The group was together for over 13 years performing at churches, fairs, festivals, Gospel showcases, and conferences all over the east coast, even performing at BET Soundstage and Atlanta Live. Johnson states. One of twelve children, he began preaching as Little Rance Allen and singing at the age of five. Your email will be shared with and subject to its. In 2018, Allen collaborated with Snoop Dogg on the song “Blessing Me Again,” as part of the rapper’s 2018 gospel album Bible of Love. He was 71. “I’ve had the privilege to have The Incomparable Rance Allen Group as artists in the early 90’s during my tenure at Bellmark Records / Life Records, so having the opportunity to work with Bishop Rance Allen once again, comes full circle and is simply an honor. Rance Allen arrives at the BET's 13th Annual 'Celebration of Gospel" at Orpheum Theatre on March 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Coronavirus Nails Are Actually A Thing, And The Category Is…Face: Top Beauty Looks Of…. Bishop Rance Allen is the Gospel singer and founder of the Rance Allen Group who died on October 31 at 71. Support RNS and get your donation doubled, Get the RNS spiritual guide to the 2020 election, Kamala Harris talks about her own faith and how it might influence a Biden-Harris White House, ‘Well known pastor’ arrested on flight not a pastor, says Charlotte church, Gospel legend Bishop Rance Allen, known for ‘Something About the Name Jesus,’ dies at 71, Pope Francis on civil unions: Another step toward common ground with the LGBTQ movement, Barrett’s faith views go beyond even many pro-life Americans’ beliefs, ‘Pro-life Evangelicals for Biden’ signers face a fiery blowback, CeCe Winans: ‘Absolutely not’ paid for COVID-19 PSA requested by Trump administration. Bishop Rance Allen’s unique signature vocals on “Man From Galilee” is reminiscent of the timeless performance he delivered on “Something About That Name Jesus” with Kirk Franklin.”, ​Bishop Calvin Norton, CEO of Blockbuster Showdown Management, states, “Man From Galilee” is the real deal.