The 175th episode of Pensado’s Place hosts Gospel superstar Israel Houghton. This Grammy Award winning musician is also a producer. He discusses his background, growth as a musician, and meaningful experiences. Israel expresses his opinions on current musical conventionalism within the church, as well as, the importance of heart. Diversity, professionalism, and innovation are solid character traits Israel has embraced while pouring out his artistry through an explosive heart. Microphones are also discussed by John McBride, the director of The Blackbird Academy.