Israel Houghton Announces Divorce Via His Facebook Page
Israel Houghton is one of Gospel and Christian music’s top most awarded and top selling acts and he has always walked with integrity. We all make mistakes and God’s grace and mercy has covered us all. Let’s continue to hold up Israel Houghton and his family up in prayer.
Below is a letter Israel Houghton wrote on his Facebook page on Monday, 2/22/16.
It is with a collective heavy heart that we announce that after over 20 years of marriage and a long separation, Meleasa and I are officially divorced. Several years ago I failed and sinned in my marriage. Though this is new to many, it is not new to us as we have been working through this for over 5 years. 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. So, for the sake of our amazing kids, we are also handling this privately with pastoral oversight and assistance. We choose to remain friendly and kind to each other going forward. I am in the process of restoration and I have repented for my actions. Although I am sincerely sorry, and forgiven, I soberly realize that I will live with the consequences of my failings for the rest of my life. As this has become a public matter I want to apologize to the many who have supported my ministry through the years. I’m sorry for the many who will be hurt to learn of my personal failure. I regret any pain or disappointment that this news may cause you. We thank you for your prayers and for allowing us to handle this privately with those who are set over us in this process.
We love you bro!
…..there’s no son greater than the blood of Jesus. I believe Jesus love covers you and yours….. walk in Devine favor and since you’ve repented who are we to question the authority the blood of Jesus carries.
Prayerfully in agreement.
You have been my biggest inspiration to be a worship leader…I love you Bro…and God loves you beyond what you can imagine. I pray that you will continue to minister through your pain. God can heal…he did it for me years ago…now my wife are approaching our 30th annivsrsary…GOD DID IT!
I can’t judge him for there by the grace of GOD there go I. The ppl that them and him have helping them work through this and if it ended in divorce then they have tried.
We may stumble, and we may fall but the sufficient grace of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ proves to us time and time again that we serve a merciful God, we do not condemn nor judge because our God does not condemn or judge.
Handle yours sir… We will still support your ministry.
No GREAT in the Kingdom become so without GREAT trials. Our God is so forgiving that it makes us sit in awe of his Compassion for us. Jesus loves you, this I know! Keep blessing out souls with the gift God gave you. You may have had a personal failure as you classified. But to God your not a total failure.”We fal down, but we get UP”! I love you, and will be keeping you in prayer.