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Celebrating 10 Years

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is a local and independent Evangelical Christian Church: Trinity in doctrine, Pentecostal in experience. Everyone is welcome, and we would like to invite you to visit us for worship on Sunday morning at 10:00 A.M. Scroll down in this column to find information about our church.

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STFK 10-Year Anniversary

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) was incorporated in Tennessee on August 31, 2010. The first church service was held on Sunday, Febrary 13, 2011. We are celebrating ten years in the Lord's service!

Randy Henderson, Deacon of Media Ministry, created a video to kick off our church's celebration. It was shown to the church at our August, 2020 singing service as a surprise to everyone, including the Pastor! We hope that you enjoy it. Click here to watch it on YouTube.

10-Year Anniversary

About Our Church

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is a local and independent Evangelical Christian Church. We are not related to Scientology, Christian Science, or the organization called Spirit and Truth Fellowship International.

You can read our statement of faith here. We are worshipers of God, followers of Jesus Christ, and supporters of science and science education. We see no conlict between believing in the Creator and understanding the creation. As a church, we take no official position on Genesis chapters 1-11 in the Bible, so controversial matters such as the age of the Earth are avoided. Newcomers can basically believe what they want about Genesis 1-11 without being criticized for it.

People usually think of a skeptic as someone who finds it difficult to believe in God. We are not a church comprised of skeptics. We are a church who ministers to skeptics in an atmosphere of mutual respect where skeptics can explore the concept of believing in God.

In the South, many Christians have this concept that the study science is somehow a threat to their faith. We also exist to help those Christians learn that faith in God and the study of science are not mutually exclusive.

You might find it helpful to watch our video describing the church vision, located here.

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Science Café

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is a member of the NOVA Science Cafés community and proudly sponsors Science Café events for the Knoxville, Tennessee area. You can see a list of past and upcoming Science Café topics by hovering over the Events menu above, then choose Science Café Events.

STFK Science Café (September 21)

Stephen Lyn Bales is returning for a second month in a row to talk with our group. Last month, the topic was Owls. This month, we will be discussing the catestrophic decline in the numbers of monarch butterflies.

In 2014, another speaker presented information about the migration of these beautiful creatures. From all parts of North America, monarchs make a multigenerational journey to a tiny Mexican forest and return. Now, the population has been decimated. In some parts of the continent, over 90 percent of the population has died off!

What Happened To the Monarchs? Come and be a part of this discussion as we try to understand the causes for this tragedy. The meeting date is Tuesday, September 21, 2021. We will be gathering once again at the Outdoor Pavilion at Ijams Nature Center from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. The STFK Science Café is FREE to attend, and complimentary refreshments are provided. Please RSVP by e-mail to

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STFK Science Café (Summer and Fall 2021)

After a long year of quarantine, many people are ready to emerge from their places of solitude and soak up the sun! But some are still reeling with concerns about COVID. With everyone's happiness in mind, we are meeting outdoors and in-person this summer! Find us under the Outdoor Pavilion at Ijams Nature Center. Click here for Directions.

Ijams Nature Center Outdoor Pavilion photo

This new outdoor location was featured on WBIR-TV on April 20 during an interview with David Spakes, organizer of the STFK Science Café. Click on David's photo to watch the news segment on YouTube.

WBIR interview

For those who are unable to attend or still not ready to meet in-person, we are going to make a best-effort attempt to provide virtual accessibility through Zoom (our meeting is outdoors near a building that has Wifi). To join the meeting as it is happening, point your browser to We will also attempt to record the outdoor meeting and post the video on YouTube.

Kid's Café

Children are welcome to attend any of the Science Café meetings with their parents! For ages 5-12, we offer a Kid's Café program in a nearby area with a science lesson and activities that help make learning science fun! Kids can participate with the permission of their parents while the parents enjoy the adult-level discussion. For proper planning purposes, it is important that our children's director knows in advance how many kids will be attending and their ages.

Kid's Cafe  Kid's Cafe

Sponsor Information

The STFK Science Café and Kid's Café are sponsored by a pro-science Evangelical Church called Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville. However, during Science Café meetings, discussion will be restricted to topics of science only. Religious viewpoints shall not be presented. Within the context of the Science Café and Kid's Café, Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville does not advocate religion. For more information, contact David Spakes,

The STFK Science Café and Kid's Café are co-sponsored by the Associated Professional Think Tank. For more information, contact David Fox, (865)803-2887.

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