|Healer" Becoming New Hit Song For Kari Jobe and Subject of Inspiring Video
21 September 2009
With the topic of health care now on the minds of most Americans, Integrity Music artist Kari Jobe offers a spiritual alternative to the often heated national debate with her new single "Healer," now going for adds at Christian radio.
Jobe declares God as the ultimate "healer" of physical, spiritual and emotional needs: "I believe You're my healer; I believe You are all I need." And, a new inspirational video to be released simultaneously with the song provides a family's personal testimony to the powerful message of the song.
"Healer" is the second single from Jobe's self-titled debut CD which has made her the top-selling new Christian artist of the year. The song is currently at #33 on the CRW INSP chart and is "New and Active" on the R&R (Billboard) Soft A/C chart.
"'Healer' is absolutely one of my favorite songs," says Jobe. "As believers and worshippers, it is so important that we speak the truth about the Word of God. I don't think we do it enough. Speaking and singing about Him being our healer, portion, and more than enough for us will give our spirits the strength and faith to keep standing on His Word."
The “Healer” video documents the inspiring story of the Constable family from Tulsa, Oklahoma, whose daughter Kelsie underwent multiple surgeries and chemotherapy as an infant following a diagnosis of leukemia when only 5 months old. Kelsie’s parents, Trina and Paul, say they drew strength and comfort listening to Jobe’s worship songs and playing them in Kelsie’s hospital room.
“Miraculously, Kelsie survived the ordeal without any lasting effects,” says Jobe who traveled to Tulsa to meet the family and narrate the video. “Today, she is a beautiful, happy and healthy three-year-old girl and she’s a reminder of God’s ability to heal, a reminder that as the song ‘Healer’ states, ‘Nothing is Impossible for You’.”
The “Healer” video will premiere on the Christian online community Tangle.com on Friday, Sept. 11, and will be available through a variety of web portals shortly after including, http://www.youtube.com/integritymusic and Jobe’s Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/KariJobe where prayer requests and testimonies can also be shared.
For Jobe, “Healer” will undoubtedly be another significant story that has contributed to the success of her freshman record and busy debut year in Christian music.
Her first single “I’m Singing,” written by Jobe with Ed Cash and Chris Tomlin, gave her a strong launch at Christian radio, hitting the top 10 on CRW’s Inspirational chart and the top 20 on its A/C chart and on R&R’s Soft A/C and Inspirational chart.
Another song from Jobe’s album, “Revelation Song,” is fast becoming the worship song story of the year, and Jobe is an integral part of the narrative. According to CCLI’s Song Select Program, “Revelation Song” is one of the top 5 most downloaded chords by worship leaders. Jobe’s version of the song on her MySpace page has been played more than 1.7 million times and it is currently among the most popular videos on Tangle.com with more than 100,000 views in one day alone. Jobe first recorded the Jennie Lee Riddle-penned song on the 2004 Christ for Nation’s CD Glorious and again in 2006 for the internationally distributed Gateway Worship album Living For You before recording it for her own solo debut record.
“Kari is a gifted artist and anointed worship leader,” says John Coleman, VP/General manager of her label, Integrity Music. “The amazing response to her debut project tells us that she is already touching many hearts and souls with her music and Integrity is honored to be partners with her in ministry.”
Aside from visiting and talking to radio about the new “Healer” single, Jobe will be sharing her music on the road this fall and next year. She will be a featured artist and speaker at Israel Houghton's "Deeper Level" conference in Houston Sept. 9-12 and is looking ahead to 2010 tours with the Desperation Band and Jared Anderson.
Jobe can also be heard on the new Glory Revealed II project on the duet “To You Be The Glory” with Matt Maher. She also sings “Come Let Us Adore Him,” on the upcoming Integrity Music Christmas CD Worship & Adore: A Christmas Offering.
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