School Founder

John Michael Talbot

The Inner Room School of Spirituality was founded by internationally respected spiritual leader John Michael Talbot, a multi-platinum selling, Grammy / Dove award winning Contemporary Christian Music pioneer. His music has been the soundtrack to the faith journey of millions of believers throughout the world!

A Best-Selling Author, John Michael’s 31st book, Francis of Assisi's Sermon on the Mount was published in 2019. 

John Michael lives and leads the monastic life from Little Portion Hermitage in Arkansas and St. Clare Monastery in Texas, where he is the Founder and General Minister of the Catholic based community The Brothers and Sisters of Charity.


  • 1981 GMA Dove Award Nomination - Praise & Worship Album: Come to the Quiet
  • 1982 GMA Dove Award Nomination - Praise & Worship Album: For the Bride
  • 1983 GMA Dove Award WIN - Praise & Worship Album: Light Eternal
  • 1984 GMA Dove Award Nominations Male Vocalist, Artist and Recorded Music Packaging: Songs for Worship Vol. 1
  • 1985 NARAS President's Merit Award (Grammy®) for "Song of the Poor" recorded for Famine Relief in Ethiopia. (Song was written by JMT and recorded with Pat Boone, Debbie Boone, Russ Taff and others.)
  • 1987 GMA Dove Award Nomination - Praise & Worship Album: Be Exalted
  • 1988 Billboard Magazine - No.1 Christian Artist
  • 1990 Billboard Magazine "Best Christmas Record of the Year" – “The Birth of Jesus”
  • 1991 GMA Dove Award Nomination - Inspirational Album: The Birth of Jesus
  • 2005 Recipient of Mercy Corps International Mother Teresa Award for Humanitarian Efforts
  • 2005 Arkansas Hall of Fame "Entertainer of the Year"

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