Learn to Live in God's Presence
What I do
Everything John does is to equip people to live in the reality of God’s Presence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcoming the Holy Spirit
John shares the need to actively welcome the Holy Spirit in our lives as believers in Christ.
The Secret of David by John Belt
Keys for a Healthy Life by John Belt
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.
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.
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
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.
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
“They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house,
And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.”