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Ellen Marie Allen

Ellen Marie Allenis an evangelist and teacher from the United States. Moreover, Ellen Marie Allen is best known as the widow of Rance Allen, the late gospel singer, and the creator of the Rance Allen Group.

Early life

Ellen Marie Groves best known as Ellen Marie Allen was born in 1954, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the United States of America. As of now, this woman is 69 years old and holds American nationality.

Moreover, she is a Christian by religion and she belongs to the African-American ethnicity. She is the daughter of  Glendora Lathan (father) and Pauline Groves (mother).

When Ellen Marie Allen was just 6 years old, her mother passed away. Later, her aunt, Margaret Lucille Holmes raised her. Moreover, she doesn’t have any siblings.

Talking about her academic career, she studied at Monroe High School where she received her diploma.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Ellen Marie’s husband Rance Allen (Caption: GlamCelebs)

On 1st December 1970, Ellen Marie Allen was married to Rance Allen. When Ellen was 16 years old, they met for the first time. But, they do not have any children.

Sadly, Rance died at the age of 71 on 31 October 2020. He passed away as a result of complications following a recent medical treatment.

Profession Career

Talking about her profession, she is an evangelist. Moreover, she began her career in banking and worked for the same company for 23 years in various positions.

She left banking to help her husband with their ministry. Under the supervision of Interim Bishop P. A Brooks and State Supervisor Mother Sarah Alice Thompson, was licensed as a Deaconess Missionary in the Ohio North First Jurisdiction.

Later in the ministry, she had several positions. She served as church secretary, president of the youth debt, choir treasurer, youth program coordinator, member of the Prayer & Bible Band, president of the Young Women’s Christian Council, and teacher.

She is now a YWCC instructor, an assistant teacher for the Pastor’s Bible Study, and the coordinator for the annual Women’s Day.

Rance Allen

Rance Allen

Caption: Ellen Marie Allen (Source: BET)

Rance Allen was a gospel singer, a bishop, and a minister in the United States. He founded and led the Rance Allen Group which is a gospel music group that was founded in Monroe, Michigan, in 1969. He and his brothers, Tom and Steve, were the members of the band.

After competing in a gospel talent contest and signing with Stax’s Gospel Truth brand, the trio began to gain attention. He was the senior pastor of Toledo, Ohio’s New Bethel Church of God In Christ.

In 2011, he was promoted to Bishop of the Michigan Northwest Harvest Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ.


Till now, this evangelist has not received awards or honors in her career and we might assume she may win some of them in the following years.

But her husband’s group was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album for the 1991 album, Phenomenon.

Ellen Marie Allen – Net Worth 2024

Talking about her net worth, Ellen Marie Allen has not disclosed her worth, salary, and income to the public yet. But her husband’s net worth is assumed to be $1 million to $5 million.

Ellen Marie Allen – Body measurements

Ellen Marie Allen is 5 feet 8 inches tall with black hair and black eyes color. Besides that, there is no information regarding her weight, dress size, shoe size, bra size, and others.

Social Media

This woman is not present on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and likes to live a private life.