Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. House Of Allen emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. We are a family and organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Meet our founders Jason and Shawntae Allen.
MEET THE FOUNDERS
Committed to the Cause
JASON 'THE BISHOP' ALLEN
For Jason Allen, music has always been a major part in his life, largely in part to the support and influence of his parents. His mother introduced him to the piano by teaching him Chopsticks as a lesson. Jason would learn the chords by watching his dad play. One Sunday morning in June of 1986, Jason played his first song entitled "Jesus Getting Us Ready For That Great Day." His father says this is one of the best Father's Day gifts he has had.
Before his sixth birthday, Jason had already been given his first musical instrument: a Hammond B-3 Organ. He later became the youngest organist to play a full church service.
This was just the beginning. Throughout his musical journey, Jason has played for several churches in and out of the country, also working with several artists in the music industry such as Stephanie Mills, Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Adina Howard, and Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik and Scarface.
Shawntae Allen is an artist devoted to compelling the heart, mind, body, and soul to greater intimacy through relationship with God and human beings.
Shawntae's career experience includes many astounding achievements, most notably performing background vocals for artists such as Lauryn Hill, Pharrell Williams, Cher, Sheryl Crow, Michael Bolton, Queen Latifah, Kirk Franklin, and Chaka Khan. She also lent her voice to the “Rent,” “Hairspray,” and “Burlesque” soundtracks. She became a Regional Finalist for Karaoke Battle USA and made it into Hollywood Reporter Magazine. She also participated in the Compilation Masterpiece Project, the Holly Robinson Project, Gary Taylor, Ledisi, Jeffrey Osborne and more.
Shawntae has been called to lead people into the presence of God through intimate worship. She has appeared on TBN, helping to lead praise and worship for New Life Church, The Chosen Women Conference, and The Women Prophetic Conference.
Shawntae's desire is for her listeners to experience the balancing presence of the Lord through love songs.