Kari Jobe was born to sing. Since she was 3 years old, this daughter of a traveling Texas minister has felt called to write songs for people hurting for the Lord, people who couldn’t find the words themselves.
Jobe spent time studying at Oral Roberts University, Christ for the Nations and Dallas Baptist University, where she received a psychology and pastoral ministries degree.
After graduation six years ago, she was hired as worship pastor by Gateway Church in Texas.
It’s as a Christian singer/songwriter that Jobe has made a name for herself. Her first album was released in February 2009, and went to No. 67 on the Billboard 200 list.
Jobe has since released a Christmas album, “Bethlehem,” and a Spanish version of her debut album, “Le Canto.” 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.