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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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STFK Movie Night (May 21)

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.

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

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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We also installed a shield on the pulpit so anyone standing behind it to speak or sing can remove their mask during the delivery. This is similar to plastic sheilds that been used in stores, restaurants, and drive-through lanes since the start of reopening for many kinds of businesses.

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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.

STFK Science Café (17-Year Cicadas)

Every child who grew up in East Tennessee has at one time or another found the discarded exoskeletons of creatures that fired the imagination about alien life from distant planets. That's because every seventeen years, this area is ground zero for what some might call a "plague of biblical proportions!" It is the emergence of the 17-year cicadas.

The STFK Science Cafe held on April 20 featured returning speaker Stephen Lyn Bales. He prepared the audience for this extraordinary event and answered questions about the species. This meeting was be held at the Outdoor Pavilion at Ijams Nature Center


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David Spakes, who organizes the STFK Science Café, gave an interview for WBIR-TV. The meeting was featured on the eleven o'clock news. Click on David's photo to watch the news segment on YouTube.


WBIR interview

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. 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.

UT Science Forum (Spring 2021)

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville has been a financial sponsor of the UT Science Forum since January, 2015. This forum provides the general public, students and other researchers an opportunity to learn about the latest cutting-edge research at UT, ORNL and other local institutions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UT Science Forum lectures for the Spring 2021 semester will be hosted on Zoom. Presentations by distinguished professors and researchers are 40 minutes long and are followed by a question-and-answer session. The UT Science Forum is free and open to the public. See the latest news for the UT Science Forum below.



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