Kari Jobe Biography
Young girls dream about becoming lawyers, fashion designers, nurses or mothers. Kari Jobe knew at 10 that she would be a worship leader. Raised in a Christian home with a father who was a traveling minister, Kari began singing in church when she was 3. She remembers her mother playing worship music in the house while growing up and even recalls the constant tug inside her toward worship. "I remember hearing a worship song that applied perfectly to a family that I knew and I knew that I wanted to write songs like that, for hurting people, songs that someone could speak to the Lord when they can't find the words."
Through high school and college, Kari watched God set the path before her as she began leading worship in various places. She spent time studying at Oral Roberts University, Christ For The Nations and Dallas Baptist University, where she finished her psychology and Pastoral Ministries degree. Her home church for 6 years thus far, Gateway Church in Southlake Texas, hired her as a worship pastor after graduation, an opportunity that caught her off guard. "I thought, ‘Are you sure? Me be a pastor?' But once again God was right on. I saw how God networked my life through ORU, Christ For The Nations and Dallas Baptist, giving me the tools to not only be a worship leader but a pastor."
A featured worship leader on Gateway Worship projects, Living for You and Wake Up the World, Kari Jobe released her self-titled debut through Gateway Create Publishing and Integrity Music on February 10, 2009. Produced by Ed Cash, the album contains a collection of worship pop/folk songs written by Kari Jobe as well as co-writes with worship leaders/songwriters Chris Tomlin, Paul Baloche, Mia Fieldes, Ed Cash and Klaus Kuehn.
The album Kari Jobe features new versions of "Revelation Song," "No Sweeter Name" and "My Beloved," in addition to new songs of worship birthed from the life and journals of Kari. The deeply personal "You Are for Me" is a favorite of hers. "This song is gut-wrenching for me. There are times you are so broken that all you can do is sing over yourself with words like, ‘God is for me.' But I believe it is one song that people can use to remember that God is for us, so who can be against us." Songs of intimate musings are balanced with songs created for shouting. The buoyant "Everyone Needs a Little" bubbles with expressions of love, joy and hope for all and "I'm Singing" conveys a simple happiness of heart in vocal praise to God.
"This album is about hope and life; it's about lifting the broken off the floor and singing love over them," says Kari. "The songs create intimate moments and outward shouting, and it's my hope that these songs find the broken and lift them to a place of praise to God for what he's done."
Whether leading worship at Gateway or in other settings around the country, for Kari, the work of ministry always comes back to people. "I am moved by people's lives and stories, and I am amazed by who God is and who He says that we are. Music becomes a way to minister to people in times of trouble, to lead them to the feet of Jesus who can bring peace, life, hope and healing."
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I'm so encouraged! | Reviewer: Angel | 3/2/14
I have been blessed by this song'find you on my knees'. His strength is made perfect in our weakness, so I was really in a state of fear, and worried, but this song helped me to trust him more and his strength. Thank you dear pastor kari jobe. You are so anointed and I feel his presence when you sing. Beautiful voice too. God bless you.
INSPIRATIONAL | Reviewer: NSABUNDA LEONARD | 2/5/14
EACH TIME I LISTEN TO YOUR SONGS, AM SO INSPIRED TO WORSHIP GOD FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.MORESO, I'AM BLESSED LISTENING TO YOU, ALL WORRIES FLY AWAY.MOREOVER, YOU HAVE A LOVELY VOICE, I FEEL LIKE SINGING EACH TIME I LISTEN TO YOU.MAY THE LORD CONTINUE TO INCREASE YOU,IN JESUS NAME. LEO, NIGERIA
"You are for Me" | Reviewer: vinauski | 11/14/13
Greeting from the beautiful paradise of the Fiji Islands.
A truly gut-wrenching song for me and thank you kari for the lovely ministries...i love your show/concert/song/group and you truly inspired me to Praise God. Our small nation like Fiji love and cheerish the good work you have done.May our Good Lord bless you and continue to touch souls that were broken...
so blessed | Reviewer: rheza hutagalung | 4/8/13
really interest to the Kari's songs,like a revelation song - i see the wonderful words in this song who tell about THE END OF THE WORLD,usually play this song when i still worked at christian music store.. The other song like an i'm singing,everyone needs a little,my beloved,joyfully and each other.. Really i like her other album WHERE I FIND YOU,all of those song be blessed for me.. But i think she have a wisdom from our Father,so she just to be a agent.. We must be priority to our Jesus jajajaja :D
amazing | Reviewer: natalia | 1/28/13
Kari is such an inspiration her song i find you on my knees speaks thru me and Jesus is like speaking thru this song to me I love her music thank you God for Kari Jobe and her music
Singing for Jesus! | Reviewer: Angel | 1/9/13
Kari Jobe, your songs bring tears of joy to my eyes...
You have an amazing God-given gift!! Thank the Lord for the blessing of hearing your songs of hope and joy! Thank you for uplifting our souls with these soothing and also very catchy songs!
You are such an inspiration! Keep singing for Jesus!
Steady my heart, Revelation Song | Reviewer: Sarah | 11/23/12
I never thought she's also a pastor. Praise God. Continue to be used by God Kari. I've seen your music videos. You have an angelic voice and the spirit of Jesus resides in the songs you sing. Glory to God! Continue to inspire people Kari.
Sarah - Philippines
Blessed... | Reviewer: phoebe | 7/26/12
.. accepted Christ on June 15 2012 ,someone gave me your songs and I have been blessed through them..they bring me closer To God...
I had to google you...
May Our good Lord Bless you as you continue to touch souls that were broken and healing like mine
Totally Blessed & on fire 4 Jesus | Reviewer: Marlene Pillay | 7/25/12
Kari you are heaven's song bird on earth.
i love your amazing voice & i feel the power of the holy spirit
everytime i sing your songs.
Sing sing sing 4 our master & saviour Jesus Christ
who is the beginning & the end.
Love your voice always
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