Learn to Live in God's Presence

John Belt

What I do

Everything John does is to equip people to live in the reality of God’s Presence.

Speak

John teaches others how to live in relationship with God, how that life translates into the real world, and how each of us is an essential extension of God’s plan. 

Worship

John has been involved in music for the majority of his life. He has written hundreds of songs, produced dozens of albums, and lead thousands into God’s Presence through worship. 

Write

John passionately writes on living a life of intimacy with God, how to learn His ways, and essentials for every believer in Jesus. His writing is in blogs, magazines, and books.

About Me

Not being raised in church, at the age 19 Jesus came into my life giving me a radical life-changing encounter with the reality of His Holy Spirit, His manifested Presence.

From that point on I pursued the Lord to know Him through a lifestyle of prayer and worship with a high value for the scriptures. I have many memories of spending devotional time in my dorm room during college practicing the Presence of God.  It was just a spring board for things yet to come.

Since I had no church history, I had no understanding there were different types of churches or denominations. After years of my own journey to discover the different expressions of Christianity; I found there were sincere followers of Christ in most churches that I was blessed to be a part of over the years.

Around 1994 I experienced life-changing encounters with God through the revivals being poured out in in mid 90s. Through these encounters God being to put a fresh melodies and a sound in my heart – this motivated and inspired me to create music that would help people experience God consistently each day.

In 1999 I began creating soaking instrumentals as well as working full-time for Ministry to the Nations, the ministry of James and Michal Ann Goll, where I gained valuable experience and a better understanding of how ministries operated.  During this time I began writing and continued in my passion for music that created an atmosphere for God’s Presence.

After five years I launched out on my own to do ministry both speaking and leading worship, participating in other events and creating music in the studio. In 2009 we, my wife Brandi and me, started a church in Hamilton, Ohio where we pastored for two years learning many lessons concerning how to have a healthy church, as well as the importance of building relationships through genuine community while keeping the Presence of God at the center.

That time came to a close and after a season away we returned to Cincinnati, Ohio where today we are senior pastors of Overflow Community Church.  We’ve grown with some of the most wonderful people in fellowship with one another – amazing people who treasure relationship and have a genuine heart to pursue God. This is nothing more valuable than knowing God, having community in His manifest Presence and growing with others with the same heart and mind.

Teaching Messages

Welcoming the Holy Spirit

John shares the need to actively welcome the Holy Spirit in our lives as believers in Christ.

Worship Sets

John wrote this worship song about the Lamb of God, who alone is worthy to open the scroll and break it’s seals (Revelation 5:9). 

Intimate Worship Night

John leads worship with a band to a mix of worship and spontaneous songs. This was part of a conference with an emphasis on soaking.

Writing

John’s writes both teaching and prophetic articles weekly, which appear in places suck as Charisma magazine and the Elijah List along with his own blog. 

New Book

How Believers Can Experience God’s Presence Every Day

It’s easy to feel close to God while worshiping in church, raising our voices and our hearts with other believers as his presence permeates the atmosphere. Unfortunately, for many Christians, this is the onlyplace they experience God’s presence. But the Sunday morning experience shouldn’t be the exception; it should be the norm.

With wisdom and insights gained from years as a pastor and worship leader, John Belt has helped thousands of believers overcome seasons of spiritual dryness and encounter God’s presence every day–and he can help you do the same. Full of inspiring stories and practical tools, this book outlines simple steps to experiencing God personally, reveals potential roadblocks, and gives you the keys to overcoming them. Here is the secret to experiencing God’s presence and living victoriously and abundantly every single day.

Publisher: Chosen Books (Release July 3, 2018)

What They Others Are Saying

The only way to get to your Promised Land in God is to follow a pioneer.  John Belt is one of the best pioneers on living in God’s Presence every day.  Read his stories. Feel God move on your soul and spirit as you read such easy-to-follow steps to enjoying God’s Presence.  Then become a pioneer yourself to lead the next generation into experiencing God’s Presence every day. STEVE SHULTZ Endorsement Excerpt from Upcoming Book
In his book, The Secrets to Experiencing God’s Presence, John Belt teaches you from scripture and his own life experience how to live a life saturated with God’s presence. Everything in life flows out of God’s glory. When you learn how to cultivate a lifestyle of being tangibly saturated with the Holy Spirit, all the limits come off of you. You are filled with righteousness, peace, joy and power! You can experience God’s presence on a daily basis and this book will empower you to do that. I love what John teaches about experiencing God out of the overflow of His goodness. When you know God loves you unconditionally there is no fear and you can receive all He has for you. I know this book will be a great blessing in your life as you pursue and experience God’s presence in a new way.
 
MATT SORGER
Matt Sorger Ministries

As John Belt shares tried-and-true ways to encounter God, he also reveals potential roadblocks and the keys to overcoming them. Here is the secret to experiencing God’s presence and living abundantly every single day.  
JOAN HUNTER
Endorsement Excerpt from Upcoming Book

Some teach or write like an arm chair coach having never entered the game or others dispel their principles only as a theorist. John Belt writes as a practitioner! This man lives his message. I know first hand the growth, increase and stature of this man and his ministry.
JAMES W GOLL
Endorsement Excerpt from Upcoming Book

Favorite Scripture

“They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house,
And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.”

Psalm 36:8

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