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Fanboy Expo (June 24-26)

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville will be present at the 2016 Fanboy Expo June 24-26 at the Knoxville Convention Center. For the fourth year, we will have a booth in the vendor area to tell people about our church and share the gospel of Jesus Christ!

On Sunday morning, June 26, from 9-10 A.M., we will be leading Sunday Morning Worship for Fanboy staff, volunteers, and attendees at the Knoxville Convention Center. Everyone is welcome, including visitors who are not planning to attend the Fanboy Expo.

Below are pictures from a previous Fanboy Expo events in 2015.

Booth Setup and Exhibition

Church Service

Here are all of the pictures we took during and after the church service at Fanboy Expo in October. Please join us again...

Posted by Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville on Sunday, January 24, 2016

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 by making a non-controversial environment based on 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.

Visit STFK for Church Service

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville meets weekly for church services on Sunday morning at 10:30 A.M. We rent space for the church service from Ijams Nature Center, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to do so, knowing our rent budget goes to help fund the operation of Ijams Nature Center and its programs. Ijams Nature Center is located at 2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville, TN (click here for directions).

If you would like to meet Pastor David Spakes, you can arrive up to an hour early to talk while we finish setting up the sanctuary. You can enjoy breakfast snacks and drinks with us while we become acquainted with one another.

Sunday Schedule (Effective May 5, 2013)
9:30 A.M.   Internet Café
  Enjoy complimentary coffee/tea/soda and breakfast snacks, Wifi hot spot, fresh air, and the sounds of nature on the outside deck adjacent to the sanctuary (weather permitting) before the worship service begins.
10:30 A.M.   Worship Service
  Contemporary praise and worship (singing), preaching, prayer with laying on of hands on Sundays. The Lord's Supper (communion) is served on the first Sunday each month. On the last Sunday of each month, there is no sermon so everyone has a chance to sing praise to God and testify as they feel led.

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Science Café

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

STFK Science Café (July 12)

The next meeting of the STFK Science Café takes place on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 5:30 P.M. until 7:00 at the Knoxville Zoo. We will be discussing "targeted/triggered-release lipid nanocarriers and the future of cancer nanodrugs", and our guest presenter is Samuel Mattern-Schain, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

June Science Cafe Flyer

Kid's Café (July 12)

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.

Meeting Location (July 12)

Knoxville Zoo photo This meeting of the STFK Science Café and Kid's Café will take place at the Knoxville Zoo. There is no parking or admission fee for those attending only the Science Café and who will not be visiting the Zoo's animal exhibits. See below for parking and entry instructions. Please RSVP by sending an e-mail message to

Parking and Entry Instructions

Knoxville Zoo photo The Knoxville Zoo is located in Chilhowee Park at 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914.

Knoxville Zoo photo Inform the parking attendant that you are there for a meeting and are not visiting the Zoo, and he or she will let you park free of charge.

Knoxville Zoo photo If this event takes place during the normal operating hours of the Knoxville Zoo, the parking lots may be crowded.

Knoxville Zoo photo Ride the shuttle to the ticket booth if you park in the lower lot, or walk to the main gates.

Knoxville Zoo photo Enter at the Ranger's office, which is located to the right of the ticket counters and main gates. Inform the Ranger that greets you that you are there to attend the Science Café, and the Ranger will direct you where to go.

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.

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