Church Services

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is a local and independent Evangelical Christian Church with the unique mission to reach out to a community that is rejected by many churches in our area: sincere skeptics, scientists, geeks, nerds, science educators, and their families. Everyone is welcome, and we would like to invite you to visit us for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 A.M. We are located at 241 Neals Landing Road, Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37924.

Special Guest Bob Etzel (February 18)

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is pleased to welcome Bob Etzel as a special guest to our church on Sunday, february 18 at 10:00 A.M. He will be singing and sharing his ministry. Everyone is invited to worship with us in this service.

Bob Etzel in concert

Monthly Singing Service (February 25)

One church service each month each month is set aside to allow everyone in the congregation to share a talent or testimony. You can sing a song, play a musical instrument, share a poem you read, or just about anything that's on your heart so long as the intent is to lift up the name of Jesus. The singing service takes place at 10:00 A.M. at the church building located at 241 Neals Landing Road, Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37924.

About Our Church

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is a local and independent Evangelical Christian Church. The church building is located at 241 Neals Landing Road, Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37924.

Church Building Photo

We are worshippers 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 judged 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.

What We Believe

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville embraces mainstream Christian (Protestant) beliefs, rooted in salvation that is by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9).

On Sunday, February 19, Pastor David Spakes elaborated on the Two Requirements for Salvation in the following video on YouTube.

Link To YouTube

Speaker: Pastor David Spakes

Watch: "The Two Requirements for Salvation" on YouTube

For a more complete description of what we believe, read the church's general statement of faith and explanation of church doctrine.

Verse of the Day

Lookup a word or passage in the Bible

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 Science Café topics and presenters by hovering over the Events menu above, then choose Science Café Events.

STFK Science Café (2024)

The STFK Science Café is currently on break and will resume in the Spring of 2024. Please check back later for announcements.

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.

Kid's Cafe  Kid's Cafe

STFK Science Café (Virtual Attendance)

For those who are physcially unable to attend the Science Café or still not ready to meet in person because of the pandemic, we are now making a best-effort attempt to provide virtual accessibility through Zoom. To join the meeting as it is happening, point your browser to We will also attempt to record meetings and post the video on YouTube.

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,

UT Science Forum

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.

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.

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