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Israel Houghton says he’s tired of hiding in plain sight. The worship leader says that on his new release Reckless Love, he’ll be honest in a way he couldn’t be in church. Houghton, who is now married to actress/singer and The Real co-host Adrienne Bailon will drop an EP in the spring. He says the single represents his transparency before the Lord.

The Christian Post reports:

“It’s torment to look in the mirror and not recognize the man in the reflection. How amazing would it be to love someone through their honest and ugly moments?! It takes a journey to work off the mask to become authentic and whole. Honesty is the door to finding a love that brings an identity found only in Christ,” he continued in the new video promotion.

Houghton, 46, went on to say that for years he felt like he had to wear a mask because of his position in the church. But he maintains that those days are over. Houghton quoted Isaiah 50:11, which says those presenting an illusion will lie in “torment.”

“I’ve been in the best of the best ministries, the best green rooms and stages receiving praise of how great I am, while living in torment with myself knowing everything was not OK as it appeared,” he confessed.

No one really knew “who he was,” he added.

The Grammy Award-winner is now looking to end that facade with the release of his new single.


In 2016, Houghton admitted that he had ‘failed and sinned’ in his 20-year marriage. After his divorce, he and Bailon married in November 2016.

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