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Kari Jobe

Kari Jobe

American singer
The basics
Occupations Singer-songwriter Singer Composer
Countries United States of America
A.K.A. Kari Brooke Jobe
Gender female
Birth April 6, 1981 (Waco, McLennan County, Texas, U.S.A.)
Residence Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, U.S.A.
Education Christ for the Nations Institute
Authority Library of congress id Musicbrainz id VIAF id
The details

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 one Grammy Award nomination and nine Dove Award nominations, four of which she won.


Kari Jobe was born in Waco, Texas to parents Mark and Caroline "Sandy" (née Bragg) Jobe and was raised in Watauga, Texas and Hurst, Texas. She has two siblings, Kristen and Caleb. Jobe first began singing at the age of three, and became a Christian at the age of five. As she grew older, she attended Oral Roberts University, Christ for the Nations Institute and Dallas Baptist University and obtained her degree in pastoral studies and psychology. In 2004, Kari Jobe came into the Christian music spotlight with her performance of "Revelation Song" while at Christ for the Nations Institute.

After graduation, Jobe accepted an invitation to serve as associate worship pastor at Gateway Church, where she'd been attending for six years. She worked alongside her father, Mark, in the church and 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. Their live album, Wake Up the World, debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart in 2008.

Aside from being a worship leader and pastor, Jobe released her first major label self-titled debut album in February 2009 by Integrity Music/Columbia Records/Gateway Create.

2009–2011: Kari Jobe

Jobe released her self-titled, debut album on February 10, 2009. The album shot to 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. 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, the song appearing 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.

2012–2017: Where I Find You, Majestic, 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. 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 different style.

2017–present: The Garden

The lead single, "The Cause of Christ", of an album to be released in 2017 was released on November 4, 2016. Three other singles, "Heal Our Land", "Fall Afresh" and "The Garden", were released before Jobe's fourth full-length studio album, The Garden, was released on February 3, 2017.

Personal life

In August 2014, Jobe confirmed via Instagram that she became engaged to fellow Gateway Worship artist Cody Carnes. Jobe married Cody Carnes 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 are expecting their second child in February 2019.



List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US US Christ US Digital UK Christ
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Sparrow
Kari Jobe
  • Released: February 10, 2009
  • Label: Sparrow
63 3
Where I Find You
  • Released: January 24, 2012
  • Label: Sparrow
10 1 5
  • Released: March 25, 2014
  • Label: Sparrow
12 1 4
  • US: 343,000
The Garden
  • Released: February 3, 2017
  • Label: Sparrow, KAJE
22 2 6 1


List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Christ
Throneroom Worship: Live Acoustic Worship
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Sparrow
Le Canto
  • Released: April 28, 2009
  • Label: Sparrow
Prepare the Way – A Night of Worship With Klaus and Kari Jobe
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Sparrow
Donde Te Encuentro
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Sparrow
Majestic: Revisited
  • Released: September 25, 2015
  • Label: Sparrow
  • US: 200,000


  • 2012: The Acoustic Sessions (Live)


  • 2008: "I'm Singing"
  • 2009: "Pure"
  • 2009: "Adore Him"
  • 2010: "You Are for Me"
  • 2010: "Healer"
  • 2012: "We Are"
  • 2012: "What Love Is This"
  • 2012: "Steady My Heart"
  • 2014: "Forever"
  • 2015: "I Am Not Alone"
  • 2016: "The Cause of Christ"
  • 2016: "Heal Our Land"
  • 2017: "Fall Afresh"
  • 2017: "The Garden"
  • 2018: "Cover the Earth" No. 29 Christian Songs

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: "My Hope" 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

Year Association Category Result
2010 Dove Awards Best New Artist of the Year Nominated
Spanish Language Album of the Year (Le Canto) Won
Special Events Album of the Year (Glory Revealed II: The Word of God in Worship) [Split win with Matt Maher]) Won
2013 Grammy Award Best Contemporary Christian Album (Where I Find You) Nominated
2014 Dove Awards Worship Album of the Year (Majestic) Won
2015 Dove Awards Song of the Year ("Forever") Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
2017 Dove Awards Recorded Music Packaging of the Year (The Garden) Won
Worship Album of the Year (The Garden) Nominated
Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year Nominated
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