Months after gospel singer Israel Houghton stepped down from his position as worship leader at Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, he was welcomed back with open arms when he attended a service last Sunday.
Osteen's mother, Dolores "Dodie" Osteen, posted an image of herself with Houghton who recently got engaged to talk show host Adrienne Bailon.
After it was announced on TBN last week that Pastor Donnie McClurkin is "getting married," the gospel singer and his girlfriend, Nicole C. Mullen, clarified earlier this week that he has yet to pop the question and they are not engaged.
During Mullen's Periscope Bible study on Monday, she spoke about the marriage announcement made on TBN's "Praise the Lord" last Thursday, saying that while the couple is "definitely on the road to marriage," they are not engaged.
"There's a protocol that both he and I want to honor. So, are we officially engaged? No," Mullen said. "Are we on the road to marriage? Yes." more >>
Honoring God has resulted in Fantasia Barrino's new album The Definition Of... debuting at No.1 on the Billboard charts, according to gospel music singer Tasha Cobbs.
Cobbs took to Instagram to reveal just how happy she was for Barrino, whose album is performing well.
"I'm sooooooo happy for my sister @tasiasword!!!! She honors God boldly on every platform he blesses her with... And now he's honoring her," Cobbs wrote. "Work your ministry sis!!! I Love you! #Fantasia #theDefinition #1" more >>
Popular worship leader Israel Houghton has had quite the rough ride after announcing his divorce earlier this year. Despite all the controversy, he is giving marriage another shot and has asked his new girlfriend, Adrienne Bailon, to marry him.
Houghton took to Instagram on Saturday with a photo of Bailon's hand in front of the prestigious Eiffel Tower in Paris, sporting a massive engagement ring.
"I have seen and felt the essence of God's grace through the life, the kindness and the courage of this woman. I've seen her attacked, lied about, wrongfully accused, mocked, laughed at, and misunderstood. But, I've also seen the shining example of the eagle she is that rises above the cacophony of the noise of ignorants- I'm learning from her example. She loves Jesus. She loves her family. She loves people. Even the ones that don't love her back. I pray God give me that same grace in my life. I've taken a giant leap of faith in asking her to share life with me forever and to give me a shot at getting it right this time... She has graciously granted my request... She said yes. Thanks Be To God. Thank you @adriennebailon for graciously loving me," Houghton captioned the photo. more >>
Donnie McClurkin was the musical guest on TBN's long-running "Praise the Lord" ministry show Thursday night where it was revealed that he and Nicole C. Mullen are getting married.
Matt Crouch and his wife, Laurie, were joined on the show by guests A.R. Bernard and McClurkin where the former revealed that he would be giving McClurkin marriage counseling in the near future.
Rumors that McClurkin and Mullen were dating started circulating after the two attended this year's Stellar Awards together. But the gospel singers never made an official announcement about their romance until Thursday's episode of "Praise the Lord." more >>
Kirk Franklin says he and his wife, Tammy, engaged in "the worst fight" of their marriage 20 years ago and has decided to share the fallout from that incident so others can learn from his mistakes.
The music producer and songwriter posted a photo on Instagram Monday of him and his wife embracing in an airport. Two decades ago, however, the entertainer revealed that a less pleasant scene took place at the same unnamed airport.
"Twenty years ago me and Tammy (bad grammar) had the worst fight at this very spot. Married for just a couple of months we had a fight right here as soon as we landed," he captioned the image. "Being the hot headed fool I was, I bought her a plane ticket and told her to go back home while I headed to my performance. ... Such a fool." more >>