Jobe, who is a worship pastor at the Dallas/Fort Worth- based Gateway Church, previously appearded on Gateway’s recordings Wake Up The Word and Living For You, which are also available through Integrity.
Raised in a Christian home with a father who was a traveling minister, Kari began singing in church when she was only 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 then 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.”
Jobe began singing when she was only 3 and knew by age 10 that she wanted to lead worship. She spent time studying at Oral Roberts University, Christ For The Nations Institute and Dallas Baptist University where she finished her Psychology/Pastoral Ministries degree before joining the Gateway Church staff.
The album Kari Jobe features new versions of the popular “Revelation Song,” “No Sweeter Name” and “My Beloved” in addition to new songs of worship birthed from her life and journals. The deeply personal “You Are For Me” is one of Kari’s favorites. “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?”
“This album is about hope and life,”says Jobe. “It’s about lifting the broken off the floor and singing love over them.”
Whether leading worship before thousands at Gateway or in intimate settings around the country, Jobe says 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.”
Anyone in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, a special reception and worship concert to celebrate the release of the album will be held at Gateway Church Southlake Campus Sunday, February 8th @ 6 p.m.
Don’t forget to get your copy February 10th.