Church Services

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) meets weekly for church services on Sunday morning at 10:30 A.M. We rent a meeting space in the Visitor's Center building at Ijams Nature Center located at 2915 Island Home Ave., 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. Below is a list of some of our special services and activities coming up the next several weeks.

May 31: Singing Service

The last Sunday morning of each month is set aside for anyone with a desire to praise the Lord to sing, play an instrument, use some other talent, or give their testimony. On this Sunday morning, we are pleased to welcome the The Cokers from New Market, Tennessee as our featured guest singers. Everyone is invited to come and participate or just listen!

The Cokers

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June 5-7: Fanboy Expo 2015

For the fourth year, Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville will be attending the Fanboy Expo Comic Con to tell people about the church and Science Café activities. If you will also be attending the event (paid admission is required), be sure visit our booth and say "Hi". Facebook users can join our Event Page. The event takes place Friday through Sunday at the Knoxville Convention Center. On Sunday, June 7, we will be having praise and worship at Ijams Nature Center at a special time from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 before attending the final day of the event.

June 14: No Church Service

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) will be closed on this date. Please join us at our next church service on Sunday, June 21.

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End Times Bible Study

On Sunday mornings during the summer, the church is engaged in a Bible study called "The End Times and Revelation According to Jesus Christ". If you enjoy studying Bible prophecy, you don't want to miss these church services! The next two dates when we will be talking about this topic are June 21 (Father's Day) and July 5.

End Times Bible Study

About Our Church

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville meets weekly for church service on Sunday mornings (see schedule below) at Ijams Nature Center in South Knoxville. Click here for directions. We are an independent, nondenominational, Evangelical Christian Church that is friendly to the sciences. We welcome sincere skeptics to consider starting a relationship with God in fellowship with a group of Christians who are not judgmental against beliefs such as a 13.7-billion-year-old universe and evolution. We consider the Bible to be the inspired Word of God and inerrant in the original text, and where science and the Bible do not appear to agree, the flaw lies in human inability to fit the puzzle pieces together (the church takes no official position on such matters). We study from both classic (KJV, etc.) and modern (NIV, NRSV, etc.) English translations of the Bible. Please come and be warmly welcomed!

Sunday Schedule (Effective May 5, 2013)
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.
10:30 A.M.   Worship Service
  Contemporary praise and worship (singing), preaching, prayer with laying on of hands every Sunday. The Lord's Supper (communion) is served on the first Sunday each month.

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville is celebrating its fifth year in existence and our fourth year at Ijams Nature Center! We began to hold church services at our current location on April 8, 2012, and we have been meeting here weekly since May 27, 2012.

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Science Café

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is a member of the NOVA scienceNOW community and proudly sponsors Science Café events for the Knoxville, Tennessee area. You can see a list of upcoming and past Science Café topics by hovering over the Events menu above, then choose Science Café Events.

Knoxville Zoo photo During the summer months, the STFK Science Café meets at the Knoxville Zoo. There is no parking or admission fee for those attending only the Science Café and who will not be visiting the Zoo's animal exhibits. See below for parking and entry instructions. Please RSVP by sending an e-mail message to

June Science Café

One of our most popular meetings last year was in October when Doctoral Candidate Riley Bernard lead a discussion about "Bats". This month, Dr. Riley Bernard of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee returns as our guest presenter to once again share with us about her research with these beautiful creatures. The meeting takes place on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 5:30 P.M. until 7:00. The meeting is FREE to attend and open to all ages.

June Science Cafe Flier

July Science Café

Our discussion topic for the month of July is "Near-Earth Objects and the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission". Our guest scientist is Dr. Joshua P. Emery, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Tennessee. The date and time of this meeting is Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 5:30 P.M. until 7:00. The meeting is FREE to attend and open to all ages.

July Science Cafe Flier

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.

Parking and Entry Instructions

Knoxville Zoo photo The Knoxville Zoo is located in Chilhowee Park at 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914.

Knoxville Zoo photo Inform the parking attendant that you are there for a meeting and are not visiting the Zoo, and he or she will let you park free of charge.

Knoxville Zoo photo If this event takes place during the normal operating hours of the Knoxville Zoo, the parking lots may be crowded.

Knoxville Zoo photo Ride the shuttle to the ticket booth if you park in the lower lot, or walk to the main gates.

Knoxville Zoo photo Enter at the Ranger's office, which is located to the right of the ticket counters and main gates. Inform the Ranger that greets you that you are there to attend the Science Café, and the Ranger will direct you where to go.

Sponsor Information

The STFK Science Café is 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, Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville does not advocate religion.

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