Israel Houghton Announces Divorce From Wife, Meleasa, After 20 Years of Marriage

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Always sad to hear about divorce. Pray for this family.


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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.


Israel Houghton

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  1. Olamide says

    Well, I would say it’s so sad to hear this. But I just want you to know that you are forgiven sir,your divorce is not consequences for your failures but as a result your decision to be separated. The grace of God is forever flowing thanks to our loving Father ,it is not His will for homes to be broken, He wants to mend our lives,hearts,family and our brokenness….only if we let him. You know grace is without human effort ,and the law is man’s effort…often times we try to put our effort into grace and this makes grace ineffective in our lives…if only we can really let go and let God,things will turn out differently for us…

  2. verolyn wood says

    I believe everything happens for a reason but the one he is involved with has been responsible for many
    break ups beside the ones mentioned she also had a hand with salt and pepper .I hope he knows what
    he is doing.for example eddie fisher and liz taylor.every thing is good in the beginning but afterwards when
    the love has gone.what happens also David in the bible

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