We received some sad and heartbreaking news over the weekend, but when you consider that the person we're talking about has been one of God's servants, all you can say "Take Your Rest...Well done".

According to CNN, Gospel music legend and icon Bishop Rance Allen transitioned to take his place with the Lord on Saturday. He was 71 years old.

Allen's wife of 49 years Ellen and his manager Toby Jackson broke the news on Facebook in a joint statement.

 

“While recovering from a medical procedure at Heartland ProMedica [in Sylvania, OH], Bishop Rance Allen passed away...

Posted by The Rance Allen Group on Saturday, October 31, 2020


 

Born in 1948, Bishop Allen was one of 12 children who began preaching at the age of 5 and by age 9 he was traveling throughout the midwest with his ministry and by the age of 12 earned a "preaching license" according to the group's bio.

Bishop Allen is credited as being one of the early creators of contemporary Gospel music when he formed The Rance Allen Group with his brothers Tom and Steve in 1969. The group became world renowned for their hit "Something About the Name Jesus".

We send our heartfelt condolences to the Allen Family, his friends and fans.