A few months ago, worship leader Israel Houghton allegedly was faulted for failing to pay child support for two of his children that he fathered outside of his own marriage. However, according to Bossip, the case has been dropped.
The Texas Attorney General's Office has closed the case. The Harris County Superior Court reportedly told Bossip that a judge signed off to end the child support hearing in the Harris County Family Court in Texas on Dec. 6. The website also reached out to the mother of Houghton's sons, DeVawn Moreno, who explained why the case is now listed as "nonsuited" and is no longer being pursued in court. Although she didn't get deep into detail, Moreno revealed that her children she shares with Houghton are well taken care of.
"The suit was dropped because of misleading information," Moreno told Bossip via email. "Our children are well taken care of as it always has been."
While Houghton was still married to his now ex-wife Meleasa Houghton, he fathered his two youngest children, Kingston, 4, and Khristian, 2. Some have alleged that it was because of Houghton's extra-marital affairs that have led to the demise of his first marriage. Houghton hinted at his own failings when he said: "It is with a collective heavy heart that we announce that after over 20 years of marriage and a long separation, Meleasa and I are officially divorced. Several years ago I failed and sinned in my marriage."
"Though this is new to many, it is not new to us as we have been working through this for over five years. Although we tried, the challenges in our relationship have proven too much to overcome."
Israel Houghton is an internationally recognized worship leader, recording artist, songwriter, and producer. He has been in full time worship ministry since 1989. Known specifically for their diverse sound effectively captured on the 2001 Hosanna! Integrity release of New Season as well as 2002's Lakewood Live 'We Speak to Nations', their heart is to deliberately diminish the lines that separate the Church, and bring all people together through worship.
Once a member of Fred Hammond and RFC, he has also worked with the Young Messiah Tour, TBN, Crystal Lewis, Anointed, CeCe Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, and is currently finishing an Israel and New Breed- Integrity Gospel / Sony release produced by Tommy Sims due in October. With a heart for the Nations, true worship, and a passion for the Presence of God, Israel and New Breed add purpose to any event.