All About Rance Allen’s Wife – Ellen Marie Allen (Biography, Net Worth)

Ellen Marie Allen
Nationality American
Profession Evangelist
Husband Rance Allen
Net Worth $1 Million (Est.)

Ellen Marie Allen is the wife of the late Bishop Rance Allen. He was a Gospel singer and the founder of the Rance Allen Group. Bishop Allen died on October 31 at 71 years of age. Allen was generally referred to as “The Father of Contemporary Gospel Music.”

During his very successful  career, Allen was awarded five Grammy Awards. He once performed for President Barack Obama. And the coolest bit is that he even  recorded a song with Snoop Dogg.

Who is Ellen Marie Allen?

While we don’t know what Ellen’s exact age is, we do know that she is in her late 60s. She has lived a good overall life. She was born as Ellen Marie Groves.

The success of her husband meant that no financial problems were there. And she was also a headstrong person.

Allen married Ellen in the year 1970. The two were together till Allen’s death. The pair did not have any children though.

Since both of them were hardcore Christian and they devoted all their lives to religion and music, they did not really have time for kids. The two met when they Allen was just 16. They got married a while later.


Ellen was a religious person. She worked as an Evangelist. She was also the first lady of the New Bethel Ministries. But before she was in Church, Ellen used to work in the banking sector as a clerk. She gave up that job after getting married.

Moving on to Allen, he founded the Rance Allen Group with his brothers Steve and Thomas. Steve was a bassist while Thomas played the drums.

The band was started in Michigan in 1969. They were a band that revolutionized the gospel sound.

Allen moved to Ohio in 1985 and was then selected a Pastor of New Bethel Church of God. Allen also recorded the song ‘Blessed Me Again’ with Snoop Dogg as the part of the Rapper’s 2018 Gospel Album Bible of Love. Allen told that someone had played a prank on him when the project was brought to him.

But later, things got sorted and Allen even performed with Uncle Snoop. The collaboration spread Allen’s music to a much wider Hip-Hop audience as well.

In the month of February, Allen was celebrated in Toledo as a part of Black History Month. The Imagine Madison School of Arts even named one of it’s school wings after Allen to honor his memory. This was a nice gesture by the school.

Ellen Marie Allen Net Worth

Ellen did not really work during her marriage so, she basically lived off the earnings of her husband. Since his husband was a pretty big player in the gospel scene, he made a lot of money.

And that money is inherited by his wife Ellen. While we don’t have exact numbers, we do have rough estimates on how much she has inherited.

It was reported that the gospel singer was worth around a million dollars and this was the amount that his wife got after he died.

This is more than enough money to live a good enough life. Ellen is pretty old too, so she doesn’t have any expenses to meet. We hope she stays happy and fit for a long time.

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