Church Services


"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 third annual Q&A Sermon Series is underway 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 You don't want to miss this important series!

Singing Service (July 30)

On the last Sunday of each month, STFK has a Singing Service in which anyone with a heart to praise Jesus and worship God can sing a song or share their testimony. Click here to watch some of the songs that were sung at a previous Singing Service. Our next Singing Service will be on Sunday, July 30 at 10:00 A.M.

Fanboy Expo 2017

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) participated with the Fanboy Expo in Knoxville June 23-25 by having a booth on the show floor and by holding its weekly church service at the Knoxville Convention Center. You can watch the church service in its entirety right here on this page.

You can also view photos that we took during all three days of the convention.

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. (10:00 A.M. starting June 4). 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 June 4, 2017)
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.
10:00 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 Science Cafés community and proudly sponsors Science Café events for the Knoxville, Tennessee area. You can see a list of past and upcoming and Science Café topics by hovering over the Events menu above, then choose Science Café Events.

STFK Science Café (August 5 and 6)

We are pleased to announce a special guest presenter for the month of August. He is Dr. Richard Gelderman, a Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Western Kentucky University. He is also the Director of the Hardin Planetarium at Western Kentucky University. He is known as the "Eclipse Evangelist"!

By now, most people in our area are probably aware that a rare total solar eclipse will be visible here and across the United States on August 21. At the Science Café this month, we will be talking about "Observing the Eclipse . There are two chances to join this discussion!

August Science Cafe Flyer

The first opportunity to participate in this Science Café is on Saturday, August 5 from 5:30 P.M. until 7:00 at the Community Room in the Town of Farragut town hall building. The address is 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934. The entrance is on the right side of the building. If you plan to attend this meeting, please RSVP by sending an e-mail message to

Town of Farragut

The second opportunity to participate in this Science Café is on Sunday, August 6 from 2:00 P.M. until 3:30 at Ijams Nature Center. The address is 2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920 (click here for directions). If you plan to attend this meeting, please RSVP by calling Ijams Nature Center at (865)577-4717 extension 110. You may also send an e-mail message to

Town of Farragut

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.

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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