Kari Jobe

Kari Jobe

Department: Worship Ministry

Joined Gateway Staff: April 2006

Areas of Ministry: Worship Pastor/Artist in Residence for weekend services, conferences, and special events.

Family: My fiancé Cody Carnes.

Saved: At the age of 5, I was at a church where my dad was preaching. It was in Robinson Texas. I was upstairs in the children’s church for their Sunday night church, and my mom and dad were ministering downstairs. I remember the children’s pastor, Mr. Jarvis, talking about Jesus that night and it finally made sense to me. Instead of leading me to Jesus himself, he walked me downstairs and let my dad pray with me!! How neat is that!!

Previous Lines of Work: Been leading worship since I was young. Served on worship staffs at Oral Roberts University and Christ For the Nations Institute (CFNI). I worked at Sonic for 7 years—all through high school and college!

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: How quickly life goes by.

Book: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Food: Japanese or Greek
Snack Food: Pirate's Booty, Jalapeño Kettle Chips, and Dark Chocolate with Almonds
Movie: Pride and Prejudice and The Sandlot
TV Show: Downton Abbey and Gilmore Girls
Musical Artists: Brooke Fraser, United Live, Mute Math, Keane
Actor: Jude Law
Actress: Reese Witherspoon
Time of Day: 11:11
Season: Fall
Place in the World: Australia
Place to Pray: On the floor
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Longboarding
Scripture: Psalm 34
Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys
Sport: Football

Food: Fish eggs at a sushi place
Snack Food: Garlic flavored Chex Mix
Time of Day: Afternoon
Season: Summer
Place in the World: Don’t have one

Best Thing Someone Said to You: That I inspire them to be closer to God

Life Motto: When the Lord opens a door, walk through it. If He doesn’t, just trust.

Three People I’d Like to Meet: Jesus, George W., and Laura Bush

My Hero: My dad

One of My Greatest Experiences with God: Many times at nights of worship at Christ For the Nations.

Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I longboard and wakeboard.