Israel Houghton Biography
Israel Houghton is an American Christian music singer, songwriter, producer and worship leader. He was Born on May 19, 1971.
Israel Houghton became involved full-time in worship ministry in 1989. From the start, he looked to overcome cultural and denominational barriers. With this idea as a centerpiece, Israel formed his New Breed Ministries in 1995 with his then wife, Meleasa, and a group of world-class musicians and singers.
Touring extensively brought the Ministries’ powerful and diverse sound to churches around the U.S., while Israel’s two 1997 releases, “Whisper It Loud” and “Way of the World,” kicked off his recording career. New Season from 2001 became the first Israel and New Breed release and their first release on Sony. That label also issued Real in 2002 and Live from Another Level (on both CD and DVD) in 2004. Alive in South Africa from 2005 featured a performance in Cape Town in front of 8,000 attendees. The holiday album Timeless Christmas appeared a year later, followed by Love God. Love People. The London Sessions in 2010. In 2012, Integrity issued Decade, a two-disc, 26-track career overview. Houghton and his group continued to document their travels with Covered: Alive in Asia, released in 2015.
Israel Houghton Age
He was Born on May 19, 1971.
Israel Houghton Marriage – Israel Houghton Wife
Adrienne Bailon‘s relationship to Isreal Houghton was made public when the two singers were spotted in Tulum, Mexico. In February, Houghton, announced that he’s be divorcing his wife of over 20 years.
Although Houghton has been separated from wife Meleasa for quite some time, speculation continues as to whether he cheated on her — prior to their split — with Bailon. On February 23, Houghton came clean on his Facebook page about his infidelity, stating that he “failed and sinned in my marriage.”
Houghton and Meleasa met at Houghton’s ministry in Pittsburgh and tied the knot after four months together. The two penned songs, became parents and established a strong ministry together. Houghton — who said that he “repented” for his actions — said the two are on friendly terms, according to the above-mentioned Facebook post. They were married for over 20 years.
On November 11, 2016, Houghton married singer and TV personality Adrienne Bailon.
Israel Houghton Children
Houghton has three children with his ex-wife Meleasa. They include; Mariah who is the oldest, Israel II and Milan Lily who is the youngest. It is alleged that he fathered two children; Kingston and Khristian while still married to his wife of 20 years.
Israel Houghton Divorce
Israel Houghton announced the end of his 20-year marriage to Meleasa Houghton, in a Facebook post. The post read, “”Several years ago I failed and sinned in my marriage. … Although we tried, the challenges in our relationship have proven too much to overcome. We have always handled our family and ministry with grace and generosity toward others, discretion, and privacy.”
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Israel Houghton Songs
- Moving Forward
- You Are Good
- Friend of God
- To Worship You I Live
- Not Forgotten
- Just Wanna Say
- You Hold My World
- Every Prayer
- Everywhere That I Go
- I Surrender All
- Sing Redemption’s Song
- We Have Overcome
- Saved by Grace
- Our God
- Surely Goodness
- Great Is Thy Faithfulness