Dove Award nominated worship artist Casey J scores her third top 10 hit this week with “If God / Nothing but the Blood.” The song pushes 12-10 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs. Casey J previously reached the top 10 with “I’m Yours” (No. 5, 2016) and debut entry “Fill Me Up,” which spent eight weeks at No. 1 in 2015.
An Atlanta, Georgia-based worship leader and former elementary school teacher, Casey J (Hobbs) grew up in a house filled with God’s Word, watching as her grandmother hosted Bible studies and home church groups. That mantle for sharing the Gospel outside of traditional church settings now rests on Casey who began holding “pop up worship” events in public places. With vulnerability and joy, she shares Jesus through song, inviting others to join her in worship, no matter the location.
“It all started with the question, ‘What about the people who aren’t coming to church?’,” says Casey. “So God placed it in our hearts to just start popping up at local parks in Atlanta with one agenda: to gather people together and share God’s love using worship as our vehicle… we would pack up guitars, percussion instruments, and a few blankets and just sit in the grass and sing.
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