Church Services


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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Last Week's Sermon

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STFK Movie Night (June 18)

Our church makes an event out of watching movies together, partly for outreach and partly just for fun. Because of the pandemic, we bought a license for the year 2020 so we can watch movies at our church building instead of going out to a theater. Everyone is invited to join in on the selected Friday night each month at 8:00 P.M. for this event. Snacks and drinks provided. The church building is located at 241 Neals Landing Road, Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37924.

Father's Day (June 20)

Join us for church service on June 20 as we recognize and appreciate all of the fathers in our congregation. Our sermon will be a message in the Q&A Sermon Series.

Closed Announcement (June 27)

On the last Sunday in June, Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) will be meeting privately at a remote location for singing and fellowship. The church building will be closed, but you can join us virtually for the singing through Zoom. To receive a meeting invitation, contact David Spakes, spakes@spirit-and-truth.net.

Keep Calm

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 (July 14)

An arms race is underway of which many (if not most of us) are unaware. Weapons of war are being created that can kill with no human at the controls. Artificial intelligence can choose a target and unleash a hail of destruction completely on its own. Warships roam the seas with no one driving the boat. Today, at least, human decision is required to verify a target and pull the trigger, but this is a withering restriction. For the month of July, we will be discussing the topic of "Lethal Autonomous Weapons:" and asking the question, "Should we TERMINATE the AI Arms Race?"

Amy Fletcher is our guest presenter for this meeting. When she first became aware of the STFK Science Café, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Now retired, she is a Visiting Professor of Political Science at Eastern Kentucky University. She will be speaking in-person at our meeting location at Ijams Nature Center (see below for details).

This meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. It is FREE to attend, and everyone is welcome. Complimentary snacks and soft drinks are provided. Please make plans now to attend. RSVP by sending an e-mail message to rsvp@knoxsciencecafe.org.


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STFK Science Café (Summer 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. The weather is warm, the sun is bright, and the smiles are beaming. 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 http://zoom.knoxsciencecafe.org. 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, spakes@spirit-and-truth.net.

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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