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The Praise 1300 Family wishes Bishop Rance Allen a very Happy Birthday!!!! Here’s a brief bio

Bishop Rance Allen was born in Monroe, Michigan in 1948 to his parents, Thomas and Emma Pearl Allen. He has eleven siblings: six sisters and five brothers.  With love, guidance and inspiration from his mother and grandmother, Dr. Allen preached his first sermon and started singing the gospel for the public at age five. At age seven he was playing the piano and by the tender age of nine he was preaching and singing the gospel throughout Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Bishop Allen was ordained an Elder in the Church of God In Christ (COGIC) by the late Bishop John Seth Bailey in 1978. He served as Assistant Pastor of Holiness Temple COGIC in Monroe, Michigan for 6-1/2 years. He was installed as Pastor of New Bethel Church Of God In Christ in Toledo, Ohio, where he has been since its July, 1985 beginning, by Founder, Bishop Gilbert E. Patterson, Presiding Prelate of the International COGIC. He serves as Chairman of the Toledo District, Ohio North #1 under Jurisdictional Prelate Walter E. Jordan. As an international evangelist, Pastor Allen travels throughout the world conducting revivals and spreading the joy of the Lord’s word. In recognition of his lifetime commitment to glorifying the name of the Lord thru his preaching and singing ministries.

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article courtesy of cogic.org

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