Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matt 28:19-20 (KJV)




Isrel Houghton

Israel Houghton has been a full-time worship pastor for over two decades. The Texas native- who is currently leading worship at the Lakewood Church in Houston- came from a challenging upbringing and was almost never here to begin with. “My mother is white. My biological father is black. When my mother was 17, she got pregnant,” Israel said. “The suggestion was, ‘Have an abortion. ‘Let’s just chalk this up as a mistake and move on.”

God however, had a different plan for Houghton’s mother and revealed it in a rather miraculous way. “This lady came up to her out of the blue and said, ‘I don’t know you, and I don’t want to give you a hard time, but I was driving by and I really felt that I needed to come tell you Jesus loves you. You’re not forgotten. You did the right thing. It’s going to be all right.”

Not only did Israel make it into this world, but he has spent most of his life impacting it. In addition to being a worship minister, Houghton is a recording artist, songwriter, and producer. Over the past decade the 41-year-old has received numerous Grammy Awards, Dove Awards, and lots of critical acclaim. He and his wife Meleasa founded New Breed Ministries, which is comprised of singers and musicians who are minsters at different churches, and they often perform with Houghton as “Israel & New Breed.”














  Name Artist Genre Released  
The Power of One Israel Houghton 03/19/09 Album Link
Love God. Love People. (Deluxe Edition) Israel Houghton 08/31/10 Album Link
Love God. Love People. Israel Houghton 08/31/10 Album Link
Cover the Earth: Lakewood Live Cindy Cruse Ratcliff, Israel Houghton & Lakewood Church 02/10/04 Album Link
Just Wanna Say - Single Israel Houghton 01/27/09 Album Link
You Hold My World - Single Israel Houghton 08/03/10 Album Link
Worship Tracks: You Are Good
(As Made Popular By Israel Houghton & New Breed)
[Performance Track]
Worship Tracks 06/27/06 Album Link
Worship Tracks: Friend of God
(As made popular by Israel Houghton & New Breed)
[Performance Track]
Worship Tracks 06/27/06 Album Link
So Great
(feat. Israel Houghton & Christy Nockels) - Single
Michael W. Smith 04/08/08 Album Link
A Gospel Tribute to Israel Houghton The Faith Crew 02/22/11 Album Link
Your Presence Is Heaven
(As Made Popular by Israel Houghton & New Breed)
[Performance Track] - EP
Ultimate Tracks 08/01/12 Album Link
Jesus At the Center
(As Made Popular By Israel Houghton & New Breed)
[Performance Track] - EP
Ultimate Tracks 04/30/13 Album Link
Jesus At the Center (Live) Israel & New Breed 08/14/12 Album Link
Decade (Deluxe) Israel & New Breed 03/06/12 Album Link
Wow Worship Various Artists 03/02/10 Album Link
WOW Gospel 2011 -
30 Of the Year's Top Gospel Artists and Songs
Various Artists 01/28/11 Album Link
WOW Gospel 2012 Various Artists 01/20/12 Album Link
Wow Gospel 2010 Various Artists 01/26/10 Album Link
A Tribute to Michael W. Smith and
Israel Houghton: Divine Worship
The Faith Crew 01/31/12 Album Link
It's Not Over
(When God Is In It)
[feat. James Fortune & Jason Nelson] - Single
Israel & New Breed 07/03/12 Album Link
Amazing Grace - Timeless Hymns of Faith Various Artists 01/23/07 Album Link
Into His Presence Various Artists 06/15/10 Album Link
Modern Worship Collection, Vol. 1 Various Artists 02/15/05 Album Link
WOW Hymns Various Artists 03/06/07 Album Link
Nueva Generación Israel & New Breed 05/04/10 Album Link