kara young

worship leader, wedding singer, gospel lover

Worship LeadeR, Wedding singeR, Gospel LoveR


Kara Young is a singer, songwriter, and worship leader. Saved by the gospel of Jesus Christ, this Mississippi native now lives and works out of Birmingham, Alabama. Kara has a deep love for hymnody, theology, and congregational worship.

She released an EP album, Take a Stand, in November of 2011. Take a Stand is a six-track album that includes five original songs and one hymn. Her hope for this album was that the songs would truly magnify the goodness of the Lord, encourage the “broken and beaten,” and challenge believers to “take a stand” in and against the darkness that surrounds.

Familiarity, her second album, was released in October of 2013. This album takes listeners through a journey of different seasons that Kara walked through during her late high school years and through the move to college. Kara desires for these songs to bring glory to Christ as they teach listeners about full surrender at the cross.

Kara graduated from Samford University in 2016 and now lives in Birmingham, Alabama where she attends Beeson Divinity School. She often travels on the weekends to lead worship for various events and serves in her local church.

Her most recent work can be found on iTunes and Spotify.


What Others Are Saying About Kara


Bethany Barr Phillips

"I've gotten the privilege to watch Kara grow from leading her own student ministry in musical worship as a student, to leading students from all over in musical worship. Kara gets that it's not just about the music, but it's about seeking the presence of God prior to the worship times just as much as it is during the worship times. Her heart for others radiates through her songs, her smile is a gift that draws people in, and her life reflects one of joy. I'm grateful to not only serve along side Kara as a fellow worship leader but also call her friend."

-Bethany Barr Phillips, Itinerant Worship Leader, www.bethanybarrphillips.com

Bryant Bush

"To know Kara Young is to love her. She has an infectious personality that radiates through every aspect of her life and it all comes from her beautiful love of Jesus. Her heart for leading worship has been changed by the One she's in love with. She is genuine and honest and it pours out in every note she sings. Your people will absolutely love her voice and her heart for The Lord."  

 -Bryant Bush, Artist and Speaker, Atlanta, GA

David Devane

"Kara Young's heart to serve others is only exceeded by her love for Christ.  As a worship leader of children, students, and adults, she continues to keep the gospel of Christ as the central focus.  She has a high view of God and Scripture that can be seen and felt through her songwriting and worship leadership.  A strong prayer warrior, discipleship leader, and devoted advocate for fostering the next generation of worshipper, Kara has done and will continue to do great things for the kingdom of God." 

-David DeVane, Worship Pastor, River Oak Church, Chesapeake, VA