Church Services

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 mornings. Scroll down in this column to find information about our church. Upcoming events are presented first.

Church at Fanboy Expo (October 31)

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Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) will be holding its weekly church service at a different place and time on Sunday, October 31. We will be meeting at 9:00 A.M. at the Knoxville Convention Center in conjunction with the Fanboy Expo. You do not need to hold a ticket for Sunday admission to be able to attend our church service. Everyone is invited and welcome!

Park in the Poplar Street lot and enter the convention center at the ballroom entrance. You will be in a long hallway with very high ceiling, and on your right will be a set of escalators. Look for the church's A-frame sign, pictured left. If it is standing in front of a doorway as shown in the picture (click on the picture to enlarge), enter the meeting room through the door. If it is standing in front of the escalator, take the escalator up to the third floor and look for another sign.

Here is our group photo from the most recent church service at the Knoxville Convention Center. See more photos from the Fanboy Expo in 2019.

Fall Festival (November 6)

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You are invited to our second annual Fall Festival! This will take place on the grounds of our church building located at 241 Neals Landing Road, Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37924. Mark the date on your calendar: Saturday, November 6 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Upcoming Outreach

During the remaining months of 2021, Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) will have a table set up and numerous area events away from our church building. If you see us at one of these events, please stop and talk with us!

Fanboy Expo (October 29-31) — This is Tennessee’s Largest Pop Culture Event! It will take place October 29-31 at the Knoxville Convention Center and will feature celebrity guests, comic industry pros, cosplay, vendors, live entertainment and much more!

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Sunday Church
Service 9:00 A.M.

Christmas in the Cave (December 5) — This event at Cherokee Caverns runs during the evening of every weekend day (Friday through Sunday) in December through Christmas until 8:00 P.M. Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville will be wishes visitors there Merry Christmas on Sunday, December 5. The address is 8524 Oak Ridge Highway, Knoxville, TN 37931.

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Yama-Con (December 10-12) — Yama-Con is an annual three-day anime convention held at the LeConte Center located at 2986 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville will be located at a promotion table in the vendor area.

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Sunday Church
Service 8:45 A.M.

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.

Current Sermon Series

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On the first Sunday in September, Pastor David Spakes started preaching a new sermon series called Jesus and His Words. Catch up on past sermons on YouTube, and then come to Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville to finish the series in person.

Verse of the Day

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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 (October 21)

The STFK Science Café meeting that was supposed to take place on Thursday, October 21 at 5:30 P.M. at the Outdoor Pavilion at Ijams Nature Center has been cancelled due to rain in the forecast. The topic was "Helping People Help the Land". This meeting will be rescheduled for a later date.

STFK Science Café (November 23)

Art is a concept central to one of the most wholly human of our cultural endeavors, and yet one undeniably linked to, if not wholly emergent from, our basic biology. Art and aesthetic experience may be understood as part of the ensemble of behavioral traits that characterizes our species. And like other traits, their causes and consequences may be illuminated by considering the fundamental biology from which it emerges and how it contributes to the survival of individuals or groups.

For the November meeting of the STFK Science Café, we are very pleased to welcome back a returning presenter, Neil Greenberg. He is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and he has spoken at our meetings before in 2012 and 2015. The topic for this meeting is "Art and Organism: The Integrative Biology of Art and Aesthetic Experience".

This meeting will take place at the Bearden Branch Library on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. We will watch a short video together, our presenter will speak for a few minutes, and the rest of the time will be for questions and discussion. Complimentary refreshments are provided. This meeting is FREE to attend, and everyone is welcome!

Seating is limited, so please RSVP by e-mail to Adding your name to the RSVP list guarantees your seat(s) until 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time of the meeting. After that, seating is available on a first-come first-served basis. The Fire Marshall's imposed maximum attendance is 47 for this venue.

November Science Cafe Flyer

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.

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STFK Science Café (Virtual Attendance)

For those who are physcially unable to attend the Science Café or still not ready to meet in person because of the pandemic, we are now making a best-effort attempt to provide virtual accessibility through Zoom. To join the meeting as it is happening, point your browser to We will also attempt to record meetings and post the video on YouTube.

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.

UT Science Forum (Fall 2021)

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville has been a financial sponsor of the UT Science Forum since January, 2015. This forum provides the general public, students and other researchers an opportunity to learn about the latest cutting-edge research at UT, ORNL and other local institutions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UT Science Forum lectures for the Spring 2021 semester will be hosted on Zoom. Presentations by distinguished professors and researchers are 40 minutes long and are followed by a question-and-answer session. The UT Science Forum is free and open to the public. See the latest news for the UT Science Forum below.

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