Kari Jobe was born in Waco, Texas and began signing at the age of three and became a Christian by the age of five. She attended several different universities and obtained her degree in pastoral studies and psychology. She began working as an associate worship pastor at Gateway Worship and traveled international on mission trips to lead worship.
In February 2009, Jobe released her first major-label self titled debut album that shot to Number 67 on the Billboard 200 list and Number 1 on iTunes’ Christian music chart. She won two Dove Awards for Special Event Album of the Year and was nominated for New Artist of the Year. In 2011, Jobe signed with EMI CMG Sparrow Records.
In 2012, Jobe released her second recording project, “Where I Find you”. She received her first Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Album in 2012.