Gospel artist Israel Houghton to kick off tour on April 23 in Richmond, VA

According to a news release, Grammy winner worship leader, songwriter and recording artist Israel Houghton will kick off his “Power of One” concert tour at 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2010, at The Richmond Outreach Center (ROC), 5501 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA. Houghton’s latest CD “Power of One” won him his third consecutive Grammy in January during the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. He won the award for “Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album” for the project and was honored with a “Best Gospel Song” nomination for “Every Prayer” from “Power of One.” Previously, Houghton and the New Breed won a 2008 Grammy for the CD “A Deeper Level” and in 2007 for “Alive in South Africa.” This year’s Grammy win marks Houghton’s first one as a solo artist. 
In addition to his career as a recording artist, Israel Houghton is a worship leader at Houston’s Lakewood Church and a spokesman for international relief agency World Vision. He is also the recipient of six Dove Awards, two Stellar Awards and a Soul Train Award. 
The program will also feature an appearance by comedian Mike Washington of BET’s “Comic View” TV program. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at The Roc’s bookstore (804) 675-4101 or online at ticketweb.com.  
The Richmond Outreach Center is lead by Pastor Geronimo Aguilar and his wife Samantha. It is the tenth fastest growing ministry in the nation according to Outreach Magazine Report.The Power of One Tour is sponsored by Bailey Productions in conjunction with Allen Management Group.

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