A Fresh, New Voice in Music

Feb 27, 2009

A little over a year ago I attended Gateway Church with some friends who’d recently relocated to Dallas from Poplar Bluff. Setting the worshipful tone of the morning’s service included a young, female worship leader named Kari Jobe.

My friend, Lisa, had been singing Kari’s praises for months so I was curious to experience her talent for myself. Let it be noted at the outset that I am not easily impressed by today’s music, Christian or secular. To me, the music as well as the messengers share a dull, heart-numbing sameness.

This day, in this sanctuary, the spirit was decidedly different. I was genuinely moved and carried along by Kari’s humble offering. It was refreshing to experience her stunning vocals, calming presence and irresistible delivery, which laid the foundation for the meaningful worship Gateway is known for.

Under the watchful, protective care of her mentors, which include her parents and several Gateway Pastors, Kari has matured as a believer, musician, worship leader and minister of the faith she lives by. Her heart’s desire is to use her music to broadcast her faith with a special emphasis on inspiring women to deepen their relationship with Christ.

Just this month Kari released her very first solo project self-titled “Kari Jobe.” 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.

I’m happy to report that Kari’s musical talent and pure heart for ministry is rapidly catching on, reaching audiences of every age and gender. I highly recommend Kari’s CD and semo.net has made it easy for you to get a copy today.

  1. Joe Graffi

    I have a ‘Live Praise and worship’ DVD album, “Glorious” from Christ For The Nations Institute” with Kari as on of the worship leaders. (Much shorter hair)
    I originally purchased it for “Revelation Song” but love the whole album.
    I play bass an would enjoy being part of a Worship Team like theirs again.