Israel Houghton's Divorce Facebook Message Gets Deleted

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On February 22, worship leader, producer and song writer Israel Houghton posted a heartbreaking message that says that he and his wife Meleasa are officially divorced.  Israel admits that he has sinned. This has been interpreted by many as Isarel's unfaithfulness towards his wife.  However, a few days after the posting, the Facebook entry has been deleted for unknown reasons. Israel and his wife Meleasa have three children, Mariah, Israel and Milan lillie.'  They reside in Kingwood, Texas. 

The full statement reads as below, as it was previously posted on Israel's Facebook page."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. Prayerfully Israel Houghton."

The Facebook page of Meleasa Houghton is also silent about the divorce. She hasn't posted since September 2015, as of this writing. The latest Facebook posts on Israel's page are gaining comments about Houghton, sin, cheating, adultery, divorce, and forgiveness - with lots of Scripture thrown in for good measure.

Houghton has served as worship leader for the Promise Keepers and Champions for Christ events, as well as the Hillsong Conference 2006-10, and Hillsong Conference Europe 2008-10. Israel currently serves as a worship leader (alongside Cindy Cruse-Ratcliff, Steve Crawford and Da'dra Crawford-Greathouse) at Lakewood Church in Houston, pastored by Joel Osteen. 

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