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Israel Houghton is remarkable American gospel artist, worship leader and producer.
Israel's first known album called Whisper Out Loud was released in 1997.
Best Known For
Throughout the decades of his career, Israel has attained the most recognition through his 2005 live album titled Alive in South Africa. This album became a huge hit as it won him a Grammy Award. Israel is particularly known for the single, Your Presence Is Heaven To Me. This also won him a Grammy Award.
Israel is straight. In the early 90's he tied the knot with Meleasa Houghton after meeting her in a church where he went on to lead worship. Unfortunately, their union fell apart in 2015 after a whopping 21 years of marriage.
From his first marriage to Meleasa, Israel has 4 children named Israel Jr., Milan, Jordan and Mariah. In 2016, there was another addition to his family as he gave married another try and got married to the famous singer and actress Adrienne Bailon.
Israel is a very devoted Christian. Concerning his beliefs, he is very outspoken as he basis his life and entire career on God. For close to 2 decades, he led worship at one of the most popular churches in the US, Lakewood Church. He has also gone around the world preaching Christ with his music.
Worth To Know
Aside from his own albums, he produced the Michael Gungor album titled Bigger Than My Imagination.
He is a skilled guitar player and keyboardist as they are tools for his music alongside his voice.
His mother is white while father is black.