Church Services


Experience Spirit and Truth Fellowship's first online church service! If you are able to print a PDF document, then first, click on the picture of the bulletin to open it in your browser and print it to paper (the bulletin includes the words for the songs). Next, click on the picture of Pastor David Spakes to begin watching the video.

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COVID-19 Statement

On Sunday, March 22, our church service at Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville was held at our church building, but we were in compliance with the CDC recommendation at that time to limit gatherings to ten or fewer people. Several of our members stayed at home to self-quarantine for their own safety, so our total attendance was seven individuals.

Beginning March 29, we are canceling our in-person Sunday church services to comply with President Trump's request and the Knoxville mayor's "safer in place" directive issued earlier in the week. Please check our website weekly for information about videos to watch at home.

When the threat of contagion has subsided enough that restaurants in Knoxville begin again to offer a dine-in option, we will resume our in-person Sunday church services.

Q-and-A

"Q&A" Sermon Series

Do you have questions and wonder what the Bible has to say about them? Here is your chance to ask and find out the answers! The fourth annual Q&A Sermon Series is about to begin at Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville. Pastor David Spakes is answering questions in the form of a Sunday morning sermon that elaborates on the relevant Scriptures. Send in your questions today! Send them by e-mail to qa@spirit-and-truth.net. You don't want to miss this important series!

New Meeting Location!

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is now meeting at 241 Neals Landing Road, Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37924.

We are very excited to have our own space! For nine years, STFK was a portable church, meaning that we set up the sanctuary each week before the church service and took it back down after the church service. Previously, our church met at other locations including the Crestridge Community Room in Bearden and Ijams Nature Center in South Knoxville.

Starting February, 2020, STFK is a church having a permanent, physical location in our own church building. For now, we continue meet once weekly on Sunday mornings, but the new building is a resource that will allow us to do things we have not attempted before. In the future, we will be able to have additional church services, offer Vacation Bible School for children, and have more social activities to bring us closer together as a church family.

Church Building

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.

Rescheduled Meetings

Because of several unusual and unforseen circumstances, it has been necessary to reschedule some of our meetings this year. Flooding in February led to a last-minute cancellation by our venue, and we stood outside to meet attendees as they arrived and inform them of the news.

In March, a pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19) prompted the CDC to recommend that groups of a certain size should not meet for several months. At first, the recommendation applied only to groups of 50 or more, and we thought that the STFK Science Café would not be impacted (the maximum attendance at the Bearden Branch Library is 47). Soon after, the recommendation change to groups of more than 10, so we made the decision not to meet again until the crisis subsided.

Below is an exerpt from the full Events List for 2020 showing the tentative dates for rescheduled meetings. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by sending an e-mail message to rsvp@knoxsciencecafe.org. Let us know how many adults and children are in your group.


Thursday, June 11, 2020 (Tentative)

Topic: "Using Physics and Nanotechnology to
Understand Self-Organizing Processes in
Bacterial Cells"

Presenter: Jaan Mannik, Ph. D., Associate Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Tennessee

Location: Bearden Branch Library
100 Golfclub Rd, Knoxville, TN 37902

Venue: This is an "STFK Science Café" event
presented by Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville,
co-sponsored by Associated Professionals Think Tank

STFK Science Cafe
Thursday, July 16, 2020 (Tentative)

Topic: "How private landowners can help
save North America's only giant salamander"

Co-Presenter: Todd Reed
Area Resource Conservationist / USDA-NRCS Knoxville Area Office

Co-Presenter: Jeronimo Silva
Private Lands Biologist / USDA-NRCS Hellbender Coordinator

Location: Bearden Branch Library
100 Golfclub Rd, Knoxville, TN 37902

Venue: This is an "STFK Science Café" event
presented by Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville,
co-sponsored by Associated Professionals Think Tank

STFK Science 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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