|Birth name||Kari Brooke Jobe|
April 6, 1981 |
Waco, Texas, United States
|Genres||Contemporary Christian, contemporary worship|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, associate worship pastor|
|Labels||Sparrow, EMI CMG|
|Associated acts||Gateway Worship, Klaus Kuehn, Desperation Band|
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 three Dove Award nominations, two of which she won. Jobe is also an associate worship pastor at Gateway Church.
Kari Jobe was born in Waco, Texas to parents Mark Douglas 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.
After graduation, Jobe was asked to work as an associate worship pastor for Gateway Church in Southlake, TX, Jobe’s church of six years, which she accepted. She works alongside her father, Mark, in the church and has traveled internationally on mission trips to lead worship. Jobe is 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.
2009–2011: Kari Jobe
Jobe released her self-entitled, debut album on February 10, 2009. The album shot to No. 67 on the Billboard 200 list, and No. 1 on iTunes' Christian music chart. 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 has released a compilation album titled Kari Jobe, a live concert album titled Throneroom Worship: Live Acoustic Worship and a Christmas album titled 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.
In 2011, Jobe signed with EMI CMG Sparrow Records.
2012–present: Where I Find You and Majestic
Jobe released her second recording project, "Where I Find You" on January 24, 2012. The album reached No. 1 on iTunes upon release. The album debuted at No. 75 on the Canadian Albums Chart. The album also debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200.
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 A21 Campaign, an anti-trafficking organization that aims to abolish slavery.
Jobe took home the first award for Female Vocalist of the Year at the first K-LOVE Fan Awards in 2013. Jobe announced the recording of a live worship album. The recording will take place on November 20 and 21 at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas. The recording is produced by Ed Cash.
- 2004: Throneroom Worship: Live Acoustic Worship
- 2007: Bethlehem
- 2009: Kari Jobe
- 2009: Le Canto
- 2010: Prepare the Way – A Night of Worship With Klaus and Kari Jobe (Klaus Kuehn)
- 2012: Where I Find You
- 2012: Donde Te Encuentro
- 2014: Majestic! Live
- 2008: "I'm Singing"
- 2009: "Adore Him"
- 2010: "You Are For Me"
- 2010: "Healer"
- 2012: "We Are"
- 2012: "What Love Is This"
- 2012: "Steady My Heart"
Albums with Gateway Worship
- 2003: Unbreakable
- 2004: Masterpiece
- 2006: Drawing Closer: Songs from Gateway Devotions
- 2006: Living for You (Live)
- 2007: The Battle: Songs from Gateway Devotions
- 2008: First: Songs from Gateway Devotions
- 2008: Wake Up the World (Live)
- 2009: My Beloved
- 2010: God Be Praised (Live)
- 2010: Let's Go: Songs from Gateway Devotions
- 2010: The More I Seek You
- 2010: The More I Seek You (Live)
- 2011: Great Great God (Live)
- 2012: Forever Yours (Live)
Compilation with Gateway
- 2005: Kari Jobe
Appearances on other albums
- 2009: "To You Be the Glory" various artists on Glory Revealed II The Word Of God In Worship
- 2009: "Offering" (various artists) and "Adore Him" (solo) on Worship and Adore: A Christmas Offering
- 2009: "Revelation Song" (Spanish Version) with Danilo Montero on Devoción
- 2010: "Let's Worship" with Deluge on Unshakable
- 2010: "Whom Shall I Fear" with Lincoln Brewster on Real Life
- 2011: "You are For Me" with C3 Church
- 2012: "Love Wins" with Jason Crabb] on Love Is Stronger
- 2012: "Revelation Song" on Passion (Live)
- 2013: "Crown Him (Majesty)" with Chris Tomlin on Burning Lights
- 2013: "Yours Forever" with Darlene Zschech on Revealing Jesus
Awards and nominations
|2010||Dove Awards||Best New Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|Dove Awards||Spanish Language Album of the Year (Le Canto)||Won|
|Dove Awards||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|
|K-LOVE Fan Awards||Female Artist of the Year||Won|
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