Church Services


"Q&A" Sermon Series

Do you have questions and wonder what the Bible has to say about them? Here is your chance to ask and find out the answers! The third annual Q&A Sermon Series is underway at Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville. Pastor David Spakes is answering questions in the form of a Sunday morning sermon that elaborates on the relevant Scriptures. Send in your questions today! Send them by e-mail to You don't want to miss this important series!

Singing Service (February 24)

On the last Sunday of each month, STFK has a Singing Service in which anyone with a heart to praise Jesus and worship God can sing a song or share their testimony. Click here to watch some of the songs that were sung at a previous Singing Service. Our next Singing Service will be on Sunday, February 24 at 10:00 A.M.

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 by making a non-controversial environment based on 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.

Visit STFK for Church Service

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville meets weekly for church services on Sunday morning at 10:00 A.M. We rent space for the church service from Ijams Nature Center, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to do so, knowing our rent budget goes to help fund the operation of Ijams Nature Center and its programs. Ijams Nature Center is located at 2915 Island Home Avenue, 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.

Sunday Schedule (Effective June 4, 2017)
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.
10:00 A.M.   Worship Service
  Contemporary praise and worship (singing), preaching, prayer with laying on of hands on Sundays. The Lord's Supper (communion) is served on the first Sunday each month. On the last Sunday of each month, there is no sermon so everyone has a chance to sing praise to God and testify as they feel led.

Verse of the Day

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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 (February 26)

Our presenter this month is a very dynamic and energetic (exciting) speaker! She is a Ph.D. student at the University of Tennessee who is studying the gut microbiome of a particular species of dung bettle. She is very passionate about sustainability in the environment, so you won't want to miss this month's meeting about "How the Humble Dung Beetle Can Help Save the World"! The meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 26 from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. at our new location at the 4 Market Square Conference Room (see details below).

The STFK Science Café is FREE to attend, and everyone is welcome! Complimentary refreshments are provided. Please RSVP by e-mail to

February Science Cafe Flyer

Meeting Location (February 26)

Looking up photo

This month, the STFK Science Café meets at 4 Market Square (downtown Knoxville) in a conference room located on the third floor. Here is the view from the sidewalk looking up to the conference room window on the third floor.

Entry door photo

Enter the building at the front door of the Cafe 4 restaurant. The entry door is located beside the archway that leads to the Miller Building on Gay Street.

Elevator photo

There is no need to speak to the restaurant's dining room attendant. Proceed straight ahead into a hallway directly in front of you. The elevator door will be on your left.

Elevator photo

Beside the elevator, there is a sign labeled "DIRECTORY" that indicates that 4 Market Square is located on floor 3. Take the elevator to the third floor.

Elevator photo

When the elevator door opens on the third floor, there will be a sign directly in front of you labeled "DIRECTORY" with the words "Conference Room" underneath and an arrow pointing left. Exit the elevator and turn left.

Elevator photo

Very soon, there will be a door to your right. Open it and you will see this hallway. Proceed to the end of the hallway. There will be a door to the left.

The door is locked at all times. When you arrive for the Science Café, someone should be there holding the door open for you. If no one is there and you cannot enter, try knocking. If you have a cell phone, call (865)680-1451 and ask for someone to open the door. Please do not disturb anyone who may be in the chapel behind you.

Looking up photo

Follow this corridor around to your right. The conference room is located at the end of the corridor on your right.

Looking up photo

You have arrived in the conference room.

UT Science Forum (Spring 2019)

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.

If you are in the vicinity of the University of Tennessee main campus at lunchtime on Fridays, stop by the Thompson-Boling Arena Café and attend. Take your lunch with you or purchase lunch on site. 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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