Contemporary Christian singer, Kari Jobe, announced her engagement to worship leader, Cody Carnes, yesterday via social media. The award winning songbird posted a photo on Instagram of Carnes on bended knee, proposing to her on the beach. She excitedly quipped: “I said YES!!!! Thankful to be swept off my feet by my amazing Cody Carnes. You won my heart and I gladly give it to you. You’re my miracle. Can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. You are strong, courageous, bold, romantic, Godly, sweet..and my man. I love you. I’M ENGAGED!”
Carnes is the worship pastor at Gateway Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was previously on staff at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas and later joined Gateway Worship in 2007. Jobes father, Mark Jobe, Executive Pastor at Gateway, shared his approval on Twitter saying that he is a ‘proud dad’ and wholeheartedly approves the engagement.
Carnes has also expressed his excitement, by posting a blurb on his Instagram: “Engaged to the incredible, beautiful, sweet, honoring, generous & loving @karijobe. My best friend. My teammate. My favorite. I’ve never felt more honored and loved. So excited to spend the rest of my life, hand in hand with this girl. WE’RE ENGAGED!” He later thanked everyone for all the love, sharing that they feel extremely celebrated.
The couple had until now kept their relationship out of the spotlight and instead kept their focus on God and worship, releasing popular worship song “All He says I am”, under Gateway Worship in 2012. The track was written by Carnes and features Jobe. Jobe has also featured Carnes on her latest album, ‘Majestic’, where he co-leads Bethel’s “Holy Spirit” with her. ‘Majestic’ is Jobe’s first live recording with Sparrow Records and was one of the main features of her recent “A night of Worship with Kari Jobe” tour in South Africa last month.
The songstress’ Instagram account received nearly 60 000 hits since Monday as fans, friends and family members from around the world sent through their congratulations. The wedding is set to take place later this year.