Israel Houghton Shared Rare Photo with Mom Margaret along with a Touching Message

There is nothing as powerful as a mother's love, and Israel Houghton is proof of this. The worship singer shared a heart-melting tribute to his mom on Instagram. 

A few weeks back, Israel Houghton showed admirers that he is not only an inspiring Christian but also a doting son. 

Israel Houghton performs on stage during Peace Starts With Me concert at Nassau Coliseum | Photo: Getty Images

Israel Houghton performs on stage during Peace Starts With Me concert at Nassau Coliseum | Photo: Getty Images

He took to Instagram to share an adorable post that featured a photo of him and his mother, Margaret Houghton, looking over one another in obvious admiration as they celebrated Thanksgiving. However, it was the words that followed the photo that captured most of the admirers' attention.

Israel, who is Joel Osteen's worship leader, shared the photo alongside an adorning caption that revealed that the photo was taken as the family celebrated Thanksgiving. 

He then went ahead to laud his mom for her efforts in the celebration's preparations, and more beautiful, her efforts in taking care of him since he was a child. Israel started the caption with:

"MOM (Throwback to last Thursday) ?It meant so much to @adriennebailon and I to welcome about 40 family and friends to our house for Thanksgiving dinner (& 140 more for the party after!)," 

He then continued saying:

"It certainly meant so much to me to have my Mom with us. She helped cook up a storm with @nyricanmama & the rest of the family! This is the woman who birthed me, raised me, taught me piano and prayed for me daily (and continues to do so)" 

After the showers of praises, the 42-year-old ended with a statement that read that his" stomach" and "heart" were still "so full and happy."  Of course, the post was trailed by reactions from fans who found the gesture adorable. 

One person wrote that the mom was "gorgeous," while another described the post as a "beautiful tribute to your(Israel's) mom." However, fans shouldn't be surprised that the singer has such an intimate relationship with his mom.

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HOMECOMING It was 29 years ago almost to the month that I walked into @cftnaz ‘s formerly named church pastored by @mcmaiden - literally 5 min before service my friend the bass player said “we need you to play drums tonight” I was literally a guest coming to church for the first time there. Needless to say I played drums (songs I didn’t know) and then they had me sing the offering “special” Seconds after I sang Pastor Mike is praying over me, speaking future into my life- & for 5 years I was there faithfully. At 19 I became the worship leader. Now that is a man of great FAITH, to entrust this powerful ministry to a green, insecure, broken teenager. I failed many times there. I should have been disqualified & utterly cut off. Instead he mentored & fathered me. I’ve never done anything since, but lead worship & help others experience God’s presence all over the world - because of one man’s belief in me & one true encounter with God. I thank God daily for Dr. Michael & Mary Maiden. Today was the first time in 24 that I led worship on a Sunday morning in this amazing church. I assure you I’ll be back way sooner next time. Thank you for refreshing my wife & kids today sir. We are grateful. #WorshipAnywhere

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In a previous interview with CBN, Israel revealed that his mother had to go through a lot of hassles due to the circumstances of his birth. 

As disclosed in the interview, Israel's mom, Margaret, was 17 when she got pregnant with him in 1971. She lived in Waterloo, Iowa, which was a highly "segregated" society as at then.

So, the fact that his biological dad was "Black" made her face a lot of resentment. In fact, Israel revealed in the interview that his mother was advised to abort him and move on, but she did otherwise, and he's grateful for that. 

The singer now has a family of his own. He is currently married to Adrienne Eliza Houghton and has four children from his previous relationships, as revealed by BHW. 

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SWIPE ✞ How was your weekend? Mine was truly beautiful & I’m honestly still processing it all! It starts with #EngageCulture led by our good friends @travisgreenetv @drjackiegreene in Columbia SC- my wife & I got to participate in & celebrate Dr Jackie’s upcoming book & just be around great friends & family. Friday night we attended a party they hosted where @jonmcreynolds got up & sang. Amazing! He’s simply one of a kind. Travis got up after that & was also INCREDIBLE! At one point he asked me to sing with him... So I did. Fast forward to about an hour later or so- God showed up & spoke so much LIFE to my heart. Travis sang some powerful things “over me” then opened it up to others who ministered to me. Anyone who knows me, knows this was incredibly uncomfortable for me in the moment. But extremely powerful. I realize I’m decent at giving honor & encouragement to others, but not great at receiving it. But, My wife @adriennebailon & I Thank you with all of our hearts - Travis and Jackie for showing so much honor & taking time to be obedient to what God encouraged you to facilitate. I truly love you guys, your church @forwardcitychurch & your cause - #EngageCulture Moments like this... I’m in awe of God ✞

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Just like his mother did, Israel has had to step up to intimidation on child issues.

He and Adrienne are yet to welcome a baby together despite being married for over three years, and this has led to shaming from some internet users.

 Adrienne Bailon and Israel Houghton attend the Lumiere De Vie Hommes Launch Event Aboard Superyacht Utopia IV | Photo: Getty Images

Adrienne Bailon and Israel Houghton attend the Lumiere De Vie Hommes Launch Event Aboard Superyacht Utopia IV | Photo: Getty Images

An instance was reported by GET UP, and as disclosed by the publication, Isaac handled the situation perfectly. We wish the singer and his family the best in all their endeavors.

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