Israel Houghton Fired Or Put on So Called ‘Indefinite Leave’ by Joel Osteen’s Church Amid Cheating Scandal

Posted on March 24, 2016


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Everything Is Going Down, But The Word Of God……Israel Houghton posted on Facebook there are far more important things going on in the world the who he is sleeping with, but Joel Osteen was not buying that BS excuse.  Joel seems to have followed Bishop Charles Blake lead, who recently fired his Minister of Music Jason White.  Timeout for allowing talented individuals to hold churches and pastors hostage while singing about God while living for the Devil. 

Despite going public and explaining his relationship with Adrienne Bailon, Israel Houghton is professionally feeling the sting of cheating rumors.According to RadarOnline, Houghton has been put on indefinite leave as a minister at Joel Osteen‘s Texas-based Lakewood Church, a position he held for five years. The action comes amid talk that surfaced about Houghton cheating on his wife Meleasa after 20 years of marriage as well as the super-church’s website mysteriously eliminating him from its website.
Speaking with Radar, a rep for Lakewood Church confirmed that Houghton is no longer part of the fold after announcing his divorce amid cheating rumors in February.
“Lakewood Church released Israel Houghton from his responsibilities as a worship leader [in February] and placed him on indefinite leave, rep for the church told the site. “Since that time, he has not been featured in any Lakewood Church related activities.”
“Lakewood Church is not at liberty to discuss publicly any details regarding Israel’s personal situation, but stands ready to provide Israel with spiritual counseling and guidance should he choose to seek it,” the rep continued.
Houghton’s indefinite leave follows the singer’s public revelation of his relationship with Bailon after pictures surfaced of the couple enjoying time together on a Mexican getaway at the Dreams resort in Tulum over the weekend.

Upon announcing he and Meleasa were splitting up, Houghton was still wearing a wedding band and admitted at the time that he had “failed and sinned” against his wife.
Despite all the talk of Bailon being the cause of the end of his marriage, Houghton fired back on social media on Tuesday (Mar. 22), saying the 32-year-old “The Real” co-host was not the other woman.
“In the midst of all that’s going on in the world… Suffering, terrorism, deciding a future for our country, and making the world safer; It is sad that I am even having to address this matter,” Houghton wrote on Facebook.
“I met Adrienne Bailon a bit over 2 years ago,” on the set of the movie I’m In Love with a Church Girl, he explained. “As two single adults we have very recently begun to explore a dating relationship.”