Kari Jobe

Kari Brooke Jobe (born April 6, 1981) is an American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter. Since her first album in 2009, she has received two Grammy Award nominations and ten Dove Award nominations, six of which she won.


Kari Jobe was born in 1981, in Waco, Texas, to parents Mark and Caroline "Sandy" (née Bragg) Jobe. She was raised in Watauga and Hurst, Texas, both suburbs of Fort Worth. She has two siblings, Kristen and Caleb. Jobe began singing at the age of three and became a Christian at the age of five. She attended Oral Roberts University, Christ for the Nations Institute and Dallas Baptist University and obtained her degree in pastoral studies and psychology.

She became known with the successes "Revelation Song" and "Holy Spirit" released in 2009.

After graduation, Jobe accepted an invitation to serve as associate worship pastor at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, which she had been attending for six years. She worked alongside her father, Mark, who serves as campus pastor of Gateway's flagship campus in Southlake. She has traveled internationally on mission trips to lead worship. Jobe was also a member of Gateway Worship, a Christian worship band associated with Gateway Church. The group's live album, Wake Up the World, debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart in 2008.

In addition to acting as a worship leader and pastor, Jobe released her first major-label album in February 2009 on the Integrity Music/Columbia Records/Gateway Create label.

2009-2011: Kari Jobe, Le Canto

Jobe released her self-titled debut album on February 10, 2009. The album charted at No. 67 on the Billboard 200 and No. 3 on Billboard's Christian music chart. A Spanish-language version of the album was released under the name Le Canto. The album Le Canto won a Dove Award in the category, Spanish Album of the Year at the 41st GMA Dove Awards. Prior to releasing Kari Jobe, Jobe had released a compilation album, Kari Jobe, a live concert album, Throneroom Worship: Live Acoustic Worship, and a Christmas album, Bethlehem.

From her self-titled album, "I'm Singing" debuted at No. 13 on Billboard's Christian singles chart. Jobe's second single, "Healer", was released in 2009 and debuted at No. 33 on Billboard's Soft A/C chart. She released the single "Adore Him" in 2009, which appeared as part of Integrity Music's compilation album Worship and Adore: A Christmas Offering.

She won two Dove Awards for Special Event Album of the Year and Spanish Language album and was nominated for New Artist of the Year.

In 2011, Jobe signed with EMI CMG Sparrow Records.

80.932017:_Where_I_Find_You.2C_Majestic.2C_Donde_Te_Encuentro_and_Majestic_Revisited">2012-2017: Where I Find You, Majestic, Donde Te Encuentro and Majestic Revisited

Jobe released her second recording project, Where I Find You, on January 24, 2012. The album debuted at No. 75 on the Canadian Albums Chart. The album also debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. Kari released the album Where I Find You in Spanish called Donde Te Encuentro, her second album released on January 24, 2012. The album debuted at chart No. 6 on the Latin Pop Albums and on the chart No. 19 on the Top Latin Albums by Billboard.

Jobe later released her first EP, The Acoustic Sessions (Live), later that year.

Jobe received her first Grammy nomination for Where I Find You as Best Contemporary Christian Album in 2012.

In May 2013, Jobe competed in season two of GSN's The American Bible Challenge, along with Sheila Walsh and author Lisa Harper. Their charity was The A21 Campaign, an anti-trafficking organization that aims to abolish slavery.

Jobe announced the recording of a live worship album that was recorded on November 20 and 21, 2013, at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas. Majestic was released on March 25, 2014, and was preceded by its first single, "Forever", on February 18.

Majestic Revisited was released on September 25, 2015. The album include songs from Majestic rerecorded in the studio and in a different style.

2017-present: The Garden

"The Cause of Christ" was released on November 4, 2016, as the lead single from her fourth studio album, The Garden. Three other singles: "Heal Our Land", "Fall Afresh" and "The Garden" were released before the album's release on February 3, 2017.

Personal life

In August 2014, Jobe confirmed via Instagram that she became engaged to fellow Gateway Worship artist Cody Carnes. The two married on November 21, 2014.

On the red carpet at the Dove Awards 2015, Jobe announced she and her husband were expecting a son. Jobe announced in June 2018 that she and her husband were expecting their second child, who was born on February 1, 2019.

In December 2019, the couple visited the White House and prayed for President Donald Trump. They also appeared in a video praising the Trump administration. In response to criticism about the visit, the pair said, "We didn't know that we were going to take a picture in the Oval Office or know they were going to post it. I didn't know they were going to use a video interview that we did talking about how amazing it was to be in a White House leading worship."


Studio albums

Live albums




Compilation with Gateway Worship

  • 2005: Kari Jobe

Appearances on other albums

  • 2009: "Revelation Song" (Spanish version) with Danilo Montero on Devoción
  • 2010: "Whom Shall I Fear" with Lincoln Brewster on Real Life
  • 2011: "You are For Me" with C3 Church Global
  • 2011: "Yahweh" and "Amazed (Obsession)" with Desperation Band on UPDATE:LIVE
  • 2011: "Wondrous Love" with Aaron Shust on This Is What We Believe
  • 2012: "Love Wins" with Jason Crabb on Love Is Stronger
  • 2012: "My God" with Desperation Band on Center of It All
  • 2012: "Look Upon the Lord" with Paul Baloche on The Same Love
  • 2013: "Crown Him (Majesty)" with Chris Tomlin on Burning Lights
  • 2013: "Yours Forever" with Darlene Zschech and "Victors Crown" with Darlene Zschech and Israel Houghton on Revealing Jesus
  • 2013: "Revelation Song" various artists on Passion: Let the Future Begin (Live)
  • 2014: "Forever" with Bethel Music on "You Make Me Brave: Live at the Civic"
  • 2014: "The One That Really Matters" with Michael W. Smith on Sovereign
  • 2014: "Broken" with Lecrae on Anomaly
  • 2016: "Surrendered" with Chris Quilala on Split the Sky
  • 2017: "Til the End of Time" and "Rooms" with Cody Carnes on The Darker the Night / The Brighter the Morning

Awards and nominations

Billboard Music Awards

GMA Dove Awards

Grammy Awards


External links

  • Official website
  • Kari Jobe's Gateway Church biography
Source : Wikipedia

Top Tracks

Revelation Song 1

Revelation Song

Forever - Live 2

Forever - Live

You Are For Me 3

You Are For Me

Healer 4


Steady My Heart 5

Steady My Heart

In The Name Of Love - Recorded At Spotify Studios NYC 6

In The Name Of Love - Recorded At Spotify Studios NYC

I'm Singing 7

I'm Singing

The Blessing - Live 8

The Blessing - Live

My Beloved 9

My Beloved

We Are 10

We Are

Top Albums

Kari Jobe
Kari Jobe
Where I Find You
Where I Find You
Majestic (Live)
Majestic (Live)


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