Church Services

In-Person, Drive-Up, and Online!

If you plan to come to the church building, please see below for What To Expect When You Arrive.

Before you watch the most recent church service online, we suggest that you print the bulletin on your computer printer at home. Click on the picture of the bulletin below to open it in your browser, then choose the print option. Then, click on the video to begin watching.

This is a recording of the church service for Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Pastor David Spakes preached a sermon in the Q&A Sermon Series titled "Divorce". The worship music at the beginning is provided under CCLI Streaming License # 11036000. The worship team includes David Spakes on guitar and Randy Henderson on drums. The singing is pre-recorded so live singers do not risk spreading the coronavirus. The singers are David Spakes and Marinda Magoon.


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Watch the past Q&A sermons here. Your questions may have already been answered!

COVID-19 Statement

Knox Co document

On Wednesday, July 1, the Knox County Board of Health voted to mandate wearing masks in indoor public spaces staring July 3. Under the "COVID-19 Face Covering Regulation", most people twelve and older will be required to wear masks anytime they are out in public at indoor and enclosed spaces where maintaining six feet of social distancing is not feasible. Churches are exempt from this regulation, but face covering is encouraged. Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville requires everyone attending an in-person church service to wear a face covering. The church offers a drive-up option for people who are feeling ill when they arrive or who prefer to not wear a mask; they can listen to the service live from the parking lot over their car radio.

What To Expect When You Arrive

During the pandemic, the church is taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe.

pandemic response photo The church is located at 241 Neals Landing Road, Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37924. On the front of the building, we have updated our signs to include a new bright yellow one.

pandemic response photo The new yellow sign is for the drive-up church service. If you wish to remain in your car, tune your radio to 90.1 FM to listen to the church service live as it happens.

pandemic response photo Those who are attending the drive-up church service can walk to the front door and pick up a bulletin from the literature rack.

pandemic response photo There are signs on the front door for those who came to attend the in-person church service. If you have symptoms of a sickness, please return to your car and attend the drive-up church service instead. Everyone who enters the building is required by the church to wear a mask or other face covering.

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Inside, we have reduced the number of tables and chairs, and they are spaced at least six feet to maintain a safe social distance.

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For anyone who would like to enjoy a cup of coffee before or during the church service, the church has a zero-touch brewing machine. Place your cup under the reservoir and press it against the release button (similar to a carbonated beverage dispensing machine in a restaurant). Pull the cup forward to stop the flow.

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What are people saying about our church resuming an in-person service? Of course, several vocal critics have told us exactly how they feel about our requirement to wear a mask in the church building. Here are some positive public comments we have received on Facebook.

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, August 27, 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, August 29, 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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