Isreal Houghton Fired From Ministry Over Adrienne?
Rumors are swirling that Israel Houghton was removed from his leadership position at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Ministries amid his public relationship with Adriennejust a month after announcing his divorce to his wife of over 20 years.
The church released Houghton from his responsibilities as worship leader last month and placed him on indefinite leave, according to RadarOnline.com.
“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," a church rep said.
Houghton, who reportedly started working for the church back in 2011, was also removed from its website. The alleged termination has nothing to do with Bailon, but rather seems to be about Houghton's admitted infidelity that led to the demise of his marriage.
The Grammy-winning gospel artist has since took to Twitter to deny that he was "fired," sharing a statement from Lakewood.
"I truly love @joelosteen & my gracious Lakewood family. Here is their official statement. I have not been fired," Houghton tweeted.
The statement reads: "We can confirm that Israel is on indefinite leave, but it is important to clarify that we still consider Israel to be a part of the Lakewood family and that his employment has not been terminated."
Ok oo we got it, hope its just a rumour. But I really don't get it. What's wrong with Israel dating Adrienne? Or because Adrienne is not a believer? Just wondering though
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