When Kari Jobe takes the stage at Millbrook Baptist Church on Aug. 5, it’s not to perform a concert for an audience, but to spend the evening worshiping God.
“I like to get into the presence of God as quickly as I can,” said Jobe, a Dove Award-winning artist who spent more than a decade on staff as a worship leader at Gateway Church in Texas.
Now living in Nashville with her husband, Cody Carnes, and their 17-month-old son, Canyon, Jobe doesn’t depart from her roots in worship music. While she’ll be singing songs from her latest recording, The Garden, Jobe will most likely sing the song that many people associate with her, Revelation Song.
“I sing it so many times, and people are so excited to hear it, probably because it’s the first time they’ve heard me sing it live,” she said.
Although it was written in 1999, Jobe has been singing Revelation Song since 2004, and she said she never tires of it.
Singing it is like stepping into God’s arms, she said.
Her latest recording, The Garden, was born out of a season of great joy mixed with tremendous pain. Jobe and her sister, Kris, were pregnant at the same time; however, Jobe’s sister delivered a stillborn child.
Canyon was born in February 2016, and as Jobe began to watch the seasons change from bleak winter to spring with its new life, she said she saw God’s faithfulness and began writing songs related to the unanswered questions she’d had during that time.
She put her emotions into that recording and “most of The Garden’s 14 tracks speak to hope in the midst of loss, peace in the midst of uncertainty and God’s presence in the midst of pain,” according to Jobe’s website.
Carnes is also a singer-songwriter, and he will open Jobe’s night of worship.
He recently released the recording, The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Morning.
Jobe said she loves having him and Canyon travel with her. If they weren’t with her, she said she’d probably not be out on the road and staying at home enjoying being a mommy. Taking the road as a family is a lot of fun, she added.
Jobe’s night of worship will begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $39.95 for deluxe seats and a pre-show question-and-answer session, $22.95 for general admission and $18.95 for groups of 10 or more.
For more information, visit www.millbrook.cc.