Rance Allen ministers to us in song to remind us to give praises now! Something about the name Jesus…the sweetest name I know. You’re going to always feel an emotional lift after listening to Rance Allen. Dr. 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 late 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.