Israel Houghton is an accomplished worship leader, singer-songwriter, and producer who has dedicated over thirty years of his life to full-time worship ministry. Throughout his career, he has used his music to break down cultural and denominational barriers. In 1995, Houghton founded New Breed Ministries with a group of talented musicians and singers, quickly gaining popularity for their diverse sound. Together, they toured extensively across the United States, spreading their powerful message to churches everywhere. Houghton's recording career began with the release of "Whisper It Loud" and "Way of the World" in 1997, followed by "New Season" in 2001, which marked the group's first Sony album. They went on to release "Real" in 2002 and "Live from Another Level" (on both CD and DVD) in 2004. In 2005, their performance in Cape Town in front of 8,000 attendees was captured in "Alive in South Africa," while their holiday album "Timeless Christmas" was released in 2006. "Love God. Love People. The London Sessions" was released in 2010, followed by "Decade," a comprehensive two-disc, 26-track career overview released by Integrity in 2012. Houghton and New Breed continued to document their travels with "Covered: Alive in Asia," released in 2015, showcasing their unwavering commitment to spreading their message of love and unity through music.