Church Services


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.

Closed Announcement

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) will be closed on Sunday, November 15. Please choose another Sunday to visit our church service.

Keep Calm

The Kingdom Come Sermon Series

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Pastor David Spakes recently preached this sermon series that covers future history starting immediately after the Tribuation. Follow the links below to watch the individual sermons and print the bulletins for those services, or find the entire play list on YouTube.

1.
Immediately After the Tribulation   
2.
Trumpets and Vials
3.
Millennial Reign
4.
The Great White Throne
5.
The End of the Age
6.
New Heaven and New Earth
7.
New Jerusalem

STFK Movie Night (November 27)

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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.

Fellowship Breakfast (December 13)

On December 13, we expected to be having our church service in Pigeon Forge as part of the Yama-Con anime convention. That event was cancelled, but we decided to turn the day into a time of fellowship around the breakfast table. At a restaurant and time to be determined, our church will gather to share the breakfast meal together on this Sunday morning.

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 (December 3)

For most of the Year 2020, we have been looking forward to the December Science Café. Our presenter lives in New Zealand and was planning to fly to Knoxville to visit her family for Christmas. We were to have the privilege of her in-person appearance during this time to discuss her specialized area of political science, National Scientific Policy, or "Sci Policy". We chose a subtopic that would be relevant for the times, "Applying COVID-19 lessons to the coming flu season".

Unfortuntely, our presenter's plans were interrupted when Air New Zealand cancelled many international flights, including hers. She will no longer be seeing her family in Knoxville for the Holidays. However, she has agreed to speak at the STFK Science Café as scheduled over Zoom. The in-person portion and Kid's Café portion of the program are cancelled, however.

This virtual meeting will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2020. We will ask all of the participants to watch a short video starting at 5:30 before joining the Zoom meeting at 5:45. The Zoom meeting is limited to 100 participants for 40 minutes, so we will use all of the available time for the Q&A portion of the program. We are pleased to welcome as our presenter Amy Fletcher, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Canterbury in Aukland, New Zealand.


December Science Cafe Flyer

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 (Fall 2020)

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 Fall 2020 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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