Israel Houghton's team is responding to claims that he's failed to make child support payments to his two youngest children, whom he allegedly fathered during an extramarital affair, and is being pursued by the Texas attorney general's office.
While the 45-year-old Christian singer-songwriter and frontman of Israel & New Breed is worshiping God on the "Festival of Praise" tour, he's been the subject of Bossip reports claiming that the Texas State Attorney General's Child Support Division is suing him over failure to make child support payments.
According to Bossip, Houghton failed to make child support payments for his two youngest children, Kingston, 4, and Khristian, 2, both of whom he fathered in an extramarital affair during his 20-year marriage. more >>
One week before her 36th birthday, R&B star Monica Brown is sharing her prayers with over 4 million fans on social media.
Monica isn't spending her prayer time asking God for anything, instead she is thanking her Creator for her blessings, which include the spirit of discernment.
"... When I said my prayers tonight I didn't ask for a thing, just said thank you!! Thank you for the spirit of discerning, thank you for growth ..," the singer wrote in a transparent Instagram post on Monday. "I'm not ashamed of who or how I used to be, but proud that I took those experiences and bettered myself. ..." more >>
Three years after suffering a massive stroke and not being able to speak, country legend Randy Travis shocked the crowd at the Country Music Hall of Fame by singing "Amazing Grace."
Along with Travis, fellow North Carolina natives Charlie Daniels and Fred Foster were also inducted into the prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday evening in a ceremony held at the Hall of Fame's CMA Theater. The annual event had almost a thousand people in attendance and no one knew what they were in for when Travis – the first Country artist to break the multi-platinum sales barrier – took the stage.
Popular Christian entertainer Carman Licciardello, mononymously known as Carman, recently overcame an intense battle with cancer and is now spreading his testimony with others battling the disease by launching "Night of Victory" campaign.
The popular evangelist took to Facebook with a photo of himself backstage posing with fans who are battling cancer and revealed that he's launching the new campaign to help raise money. The money will be used to perform full-production concerts free for all the cancer patients, their families, the nurses, doctors and all people in need of a miracle.
"3 years ago I was diagnosed with incurable cancer and given a short time to live. With God's grace, coupled with your prayers and support I won my war and today I'm 100 % cancer free. But the pictures you see are those in the thick of their battle. My campaign on Gofundme is simply called 'A Night of Victory.' Backstage after every concert I personally give a special Prayer Bear to those in cancer treatment right now. Showing them, like it says on the Bears 'Somebody's praying for me' Our concerts and tours have an added dimension of hope and healing that we've never had before. But I need your donations and support to keep going. People come to these concerts with their faith held high, believing for a miraculous touch from God. And they aren't disappointed. Please open your heart right now to help me bring this 'Night of Victory' to these precious people who need this event. Watch these precious souls on this Facebook site and see how we are building prayer chains for folks just like you, who need encouragement," he posted. more >>
Tamar Braxton is revealing just how much scripture helps her cope with the loss of people in her life.
The 39-year-old "If I Don't Have You" singer, who refers to her fans as "Tamartians," took to Instagram to apply some scripture to the topic of unhealthy relationships. In a message to her fans, Braxton referred to Joel 2:25 which states, "I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you."
".....So my #tamartianfriends you may miss the person but good riddance," she wrote on Instagram before thanking fellow singer Durrell "Tank" Babbs for inspiring her to share the message. "Thanks so much @therealtank for that word. Now I must go find me a corner! I'm gonna put a praise on it!! #wonthedoit." more >>
Weeks after family and friends glorified God for her overcoming a lupus-related health complication, Toni Braxton was admitted and released from the hospital again.
The Grammy Award winning "Unbreak My Heart" singer was hospitalized Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio where she was scheduled to perform for "The Hits Tour" that kicked off Oct. 8. Although Braxton was later released, this is her second lupus-related hospital visit this month.
However, God got the glory from her fellow singer sister Tamar Braxton when she was hospitalized earlier this month. Tamar, the youngest of the five Braxton songstresses, took to social media to write a special message for her sister while glorifying God that her older sister is on the mend. more >>