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.


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.

About Me

Although I was raised in a loving, caring family I wasn’t taught about God. At the age of 19, when Jesus came into my life I had a radical life-changing encounter with the reality of 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.  

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 just about every church 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 with God I began to create worship music as a new, fresh sound was created in my heart – being inspired to create music to help people experience God in a tangible way.  

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. 

In 2004, after five years with Ministry to the Nations I launched out on my own to do itinerate ministry both speaking and leading worship, participating in other events, creating music, both instrumental and worship. These were years of growth where I learned to step out of the place of comfort into roles where I had never had confidence before – truly growing in faith to be all God had called me to be. In 2009 I was married to my wonderful wife, Brandi. We started a church in Hamilton, Ohio that 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.

Since then we’ve been hosted many ministry events and have been privileged to work with amazing people who have a heart to pursue God. Today we reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.  [view resume]

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.


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. 

Upcoming 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 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.  
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.
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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