Christ “rhymes with wrist” John Otto is the director of Belonging House, a ministry called to raise up an army of artists to build Jesus a throne in the earth. He is the author of 6 books including "Mary: When God Shares His Glory". In 2006, Christ was called by God to begin writing, leading worship, and hanging out in a local coffee shop. His adventure, and the people who joined him, eventually took the name Belonging House. Today after lots of coffee, 6 books, and thousands of emails, Belonging House has become an international “house” for creative culture shapers. Through it all he has learned to be a son, and bring others into a relationship with God. Christ Otto holds degrees from Houghton College and Asbury Theological Seminary. Since 1986 he has worked in a variety of media as a freelance artist including decoupage, faux finishing, mural work, sign painting, commercial and retail design, and pastry. He is a classically trained tenor and vocal coach.