Israel Houghton: “I have not been fired” from Joel Osteen’s Church


Israel Houghton has not been canned by Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church because of his relationship with Adrienne Bailon, contrary to published reports.

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Singer Israel Houghton Suspended from Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church after Divorce

Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church recently placed worship minister and famous gospel singer Israel Houghton on indefinite leave. Christian Today reports that Lakewood made the decision to place Houghton on leave after Houghton got divorced and began dating former Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon.

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Facebook Post About Divorce Get Deleted

The Israel & New Breed Facebook page featured the Facebook note about Israel’s divorce from his wife, with Houghton noting that his own personal failings led to the divorce. That Facebook note, as seen below, has since been deleted for unknown reasons from the Facebook page.

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UPDATE: Did Joel Osteen Fire Israel Houghton Because of Adrienne Bailon?

A rep for Israel Houghton reached out to to set the record straight about whether or not he was suspended from ministry services at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church. Earlier reports indicated he was put on indefinite leave due to his relationship with Adrienne Bailon and divorce from his wife of twenty years.

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