Known for her powerful and soul-stirring renditions of “Revelation Song” and “The Blessing,” singer/songwriter Kari Jobe desires to see lives changed for the glory of God as she connects audiences around the world with the message behind the music.
This fall, Jobe will be appearing on “The Blessing Tour” in the United Kingdom and Europe.
“I want to help people connect with God and help them understand His heart for us,” Jobe said. “Music can be a powerful 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. I’ve really been impacted to write songs that someone could sing to the Lord during challenging times, even when they can’t find the right words on their own.
“During those times, I pray that these songs will encourage and remind people that nothing can separate us from the love of God and there is nothing that He can’t handle. He is the ultimate source of comfort, strength and protection. It’s especially important for students to hear that message and know the truth of what God proclaims because they are up against such a battle with the lies of this world.”
Jobe accepted Christ at a young age and says her teenage years played a pivotal role in drawing her closer to the Lord. When she began leading worship at age 13, she never imagined the accolades and achievements she would receive along the way, including multiple Dove Awards and Grammy nominations.
“I was always in church growing up,” Jobe said. “When I was a teenager, I started growing in my relationship with God and realized that He wanted a relationship with me.
“I realized that I couldn’t just latch onto my parents’ faith and belief in Christ; I had to make my own decision to follow Him as well,” she said. “I started to understand what that meant and looked like. I’m very thankful that I finally got that revelation.”
Jobe spent her college years at Dallas Baptist University and graduated with a degree in psychology and pastoral ministries. As doors began opening for Kari Jobe to lead worship for local ministries, it didn’t take long before Jobe’s voice and her strong heartbeat for worship started impacting congregations around the country.
Burden for young lives
Today, as she leads worship and performs concerts around the country, Jobe continues to have a burden for teenage girls and the struggles they face.
“I get so angry at the enemy on behalf of teenage girls especially,” Jobe said. “I can’t stand that the enemy tries to lie and affect them with their image and self-worth. I really want for teenage girls to understand that they are a child of God, fearfully and wonderfully made. It’s so important to learn to walk in the ways of the Lord during those crucial teenage years.
She noted, “I consider it a great honor and a great responsibility to be leading people in worship, but it’s not about me or my desires. It’s about allowing the Holy Spirit to be at work and me stepping out of the way.
“I’m just a vessel that God is using during this season to draw people closer to Him,” she added. “I don’t care what song I sing if the heart of it is that people fall more in love with Jesus, and they understand the heart of God for them.”