Grammy Winner Israel Houghton announces his divorce on facebook

    Israel and Meleasa Houghton
    Israel and Meleasa Houghton

    Grammy award winning Gospel singer Israel Houghton took to his Facebook page on Feb. 22nd to announce the end of his 20-year marriage to his wife Meleasa.  “I failed and sinned in my marriage” he hinted about an affair he had some years earlier.

    Houghton, a five Grammy Awards winner, 13 Dove Awards winner and 2 Stellar Awards winner founded New Breed Ministries with Meleasa in 1995. He is the Senior Worship leader at Lakewood Church, Houston with Joel Osteen as the Senior Pastor.

    Below is what he posted on Facebook.

    Israel Houghton's facebook post
    Israel Houghton’s facebook post


    Video of one of Israel’s most popular hit “Alpha and Omega.”

    Let us offer up prayers for this family and other families passing through one thing or the other.


    May Oyairo
    May Oyairohttp://www.mannaexpressonline.com
    is the Founder and Publisher of MannaXPRESS.

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    1. For ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God. That is the problem with fame, pride comes before destruction. I pray that he and his wife will reconcile. There is nothing outside of a marriage, regardless of the failures, trust me. It only gets worse from there. I pray that they will both have the grace to forgive and forget and not repeat any mistakes. God bless you and your wife, Israel. You are still called of God. Be like David, who was quick to repent and be forgiven and go on to serve God. Don’t let the trip up of the devil, who is always out there, be a permanent stumbling block. God sent Jesus to give us all GRACE. REPENT, turn around and don’t go back. God is there to heal you both. God bless you as you work through this in Jesus name, Amen.

    2. Praying for Israel, Meleasa and their children. I am sad that they couldn’t get past this and stay together, but glad they won’t putting their children through anger and bitterness. Jesus is the redeemer and God is a good, good Father.

    3. Your identity is not defined by what you did, but it is in who you are (ref. Prodigal son). We all make mistakes. Don’t let your mistake define you. Only the creator has the right to define you – no one and nothing else has that right. The past can’t be changed. Leave it there. The enemy always wants us to live in sin, if not current sin, the sin of the past. Be the best Israel you can be going forward. If you fail again, it may not be in the same area, but we all fall sometimes, get back up, dust yourself off and assume your position as a victor, knowing that His grace is sufficient. It’s not an attitude that sin is ok, but it is an attitude that sin won’t keep me down. I will press on toward the goal to win the prize. Be grateful that God is helping you to live to fight another day. That’s the attitude! Our lives are not defined by the battles we lose, but by the victory won in the overall war. The ultimate goal is not to just win the battles, we lose some, but it is to win the war. The good news is that we have already won because of Jesus. Rest in that, and then walk in your sonship of the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Utilize what God has given you. When a baby is born into royalty, he does not have to work for it, he just needs to assume his position. To be effective, use what God has given you as a royal child to be an overcomer, more than a conqueror, and ambassador of Jesus Christ. Don’t be shaken. Satan meant it for evil, but God will turn it for your good if you let Him. Brace yourself, strengthen your stand, trust God and move forward in peace. Get you some joy no matter what you feel, because the joy of the Lord is your strength in Jesus’ name.


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