Israel Houghton
Israel Houghton
Real Name/Full Name Israel Houghton
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Israel Houghton
Birth Place: Oceanside California, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 May 1971
Age/How Old: 53 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 168 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Henry Houghton (step-father)
Mother –Margaret Houghton
Siblings: Six
School: Santa Fe High School
College: N/A
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Adrienne Houghton (m.2016)
Meleasa  Houghton (m.1994 – d. 2015)
Kids/Children Name: Jordan Houghton, Mariah Houghton, Milan Houghton and Israel Houghton Sonny
Profession:  Christian music singer, producer, songwriter, and worship leader
Net Worth: $10 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Every human being goes through a season in life that only music full of hope can bring them back on their feet again. For this reason, it is always very challenging to find a singer who sings to bring a difference in people’s lives. Most of the singers and songwriters we have today are more concerned with what they get from their music including fame and wealth.

For Israel Houghton, things are a bit different. What matters most for Israel is the impact he makes on people’s lives but in return, he has earned more fame who ventured into the music world to make wealth. Today, Israel is known as a great Christian singer, producer, songwriter and worship leader. He has been doing Christian music since 1997 and still remains relevant to date.

Well, how well do you know about Israel Houghton? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Israel Houghton’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Israel Houghton to date.

Biography and Early Life

Israel was born on the 19th of May in 1971. His parents were living in Oceanside, California in the United States of America at the time of his birth. He is the son of Margaret Houghton but there is no information about his biological father including his name. Israel has two brothers and one sister and three half-sisters from his father’s side.

Although he was raised in a family of whites, he is of African American ethnicity since his biological father was black. Luckily, after his father separated from his mother, Margaret got married to Henry Houghton who loved and treated Israel like his own son. He even gave him his surname which he uses to date. Israel says his parents are pastors and therefore, his life was filled much of church which was very good exposure for him.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Israel Houghton in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Israel Houghton’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 14th June 2024 having been born on 19 May 1971. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 168 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.


Israel Houghton concentrates much on talking about his career but has no problem answering questions about his childhood life. However, one thing he doesn’t talk much about is his education. We however found out that he attended Santa Fe High School. His love for music started when he was very young and at the age of six, he had already started playing drum in church.

At 10 years, he would play drums in church during services and at 14 years, he started playing guitar and piano. This encouraged him to love what he was doing and decided to join college to sharpen his skills in music. However, he didn’t remain there for long as he dropped out after a few semesters to pursue his career in music.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Israel Houghton With Wife Adrienne Houghton
Israel Houghton With Wife Adrienne Houghton

Just like any other man, a time came, and he fell in love. He says that he first met Meleasa when he was ministering, and he spotted her in the crowd. Sometime later, he met her father, and he officially introducer his daughter to Houston which made things much easier for him. The couple fell in love at first sight and four months later, they tied the knot in 1994. Things worked out so well for them, and they had children together.

The firstborn is named Mariah Houston, their second born was born 6 years later and she is named Sonny and Lily came in third when Sonny was 2 years old. After being together for 21 years, things didn’t work out well, and therefore, Meleasa decided to file for a divorce. One year after the divorce, Israel married his girlfriend Adrienne Houghton in 2016 and they are living together to date.

Is Israel Houghton Gay?

Israel is a devout Christian and according to his faith, gay marriage is prohibited. At the same time, he was married to his ex-wife for 21 years and is currently married to Adrienne. This shows that his interest is only in women.

Professional Career

Israel started his music career in 1997 and since then, he has done 13 albums many of which have become a great hit. He released 11 of these albums under his own label Integrity. His album “Bigger Than My Imagination” was his best album and is also what made him known. This was released in 2003 and has been labeled as one of the year’s best worship albums according to Christianity Today Review.

Apart from being involved in solo music, he also formed a band in 1995 known as New Breed Ministries. He has also served as a music producer and in 2002, he released an album known as Real.


Israel might have been in the music industry for roughly 20 years now, but the awards he has won tell a lot. He has more than 50 awards and nominations combined together. Some of these include; Male of the Year Award, Artist of the Year Award, Male Vocalist of the Year Award and Best Gospel Performance among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Israel Houghton in 2024

Israel Houghton Net Worth
Israel Houghton Net Worth

According to Israel Houghton, he ventured into the world of music to minister to people. However, with time, this has brought him great wealth and fame. As of 2024, his net worth is estimated at $10 million and is expected to get in the coming years.

Things were not so easy for Israel when he was growing up as he was raised in a White family. Although his family treated him normally, he was teased and treated differently in school. This was however not enough reason for him to give up on his dreams. Today, he is successful because he remained focused.


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