Gospel artist, worship leader and Grammy award winner, Israel Houghton, was born in 1971 to multiracial couple. Israel fell in love with music at an early age, and developed a Christian music career highly influenced by gospel, jazz and rock. He is mostly credited for creating the group, “Israel & New Breed”, and is currently signed to Integrity Music.
In his lengthy music career, Israel Houghton has earned six Dove Awards, two Stellar Awards, four Grammy Awards, and a Soul train Award for his countless number one singles and top selling albums. In addition, he’s recorded over 10 studio albums, two of which were gold selling albums. He’s also had his hand in production as he produced an album by Michael Gungor entitield, “Bigger Than My Imagination”, which was described as one of the years best worships albums in 2003.
Israel Houghton is currently a worship leader at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas where he resides with his wife and three children.