Christianpost is reporting Israel Houghton has returned to Lakewood Church. After taking an “indefinite leave of absence” from Lakewood, the megachurch led by Joel Osteen, Israel Houghton has reportedly returned to his church home after his engagement to Adrienne Balon. While it is unclear whether Houghton will resume his previous role as music ministry leader, it is evident that he was welcomed back to Lakewood with open arms. Delores “Doddie” Osten, Joel’s mother, tweeted “One of my favorite pple & singers Israel Houghton visited us today. Our family was so glad”.