Kari Jobe Biography

Jobe was born in Dallas, Texas to parents Mark and Sandy Jobe and was raised in Southlake and Robinson, Texas; she has two other siblings, Kris and Caleb. Both of her parents are traveling ministers.

Jobe first began singing at the age of three in church and became a Christian at the age of five. As she got older, she attended Oral Roberts University, Christ For The Nations Institute and Dallas Baptist University and got her degree in pastorial studies and psychology. After she graduated, Jobe was asked to work as an associate worship pastor for Gateway Church in Southlake, 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 #2 on Billboard's Top 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. The album shot to #67 on the Billboard 200 list, and #1 on iTunes' Christian music chart and #3 on Billboard's Christian music chart. Alongside Kari Jobe is the album Le Canto, a Spanish-language version of the album. Prior to releasing Kari Jobe, Jobe has released a compllation 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 #13 on Billboard's Christian singles chart.

Jobe is currently dating singer-songwriter Ryan Edgar.
Source: Wikipedia.org
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