Church Services

Singing Service (June 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, May 27 at 10:00 A.M.

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Fanboy Expo (June 29-July 1)

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville is excited to once again be attending the Fanboy Expo taking place this month at the Knoxville Convention Center. We will have a booth in the vendor area to tell people about our church and share the gospel of Jesus Christ!

On Sunday morning, July 1, from 9-10 A.M., we will be leading Sunday Morning Worship for Fanboy staff, volunteers, and attendees at the Knoxville Convention Center. Everyone is welcome, including visitors who are not planning to attend the Fanboy Expo.

Below is a video and pictures from last summer's Fanboy Expo!

You can also view photos that we took during all three days of the convention.

End Times Bible Study (July 15)

Since the start of 2018, our church has been studying the prophetic scriptures of the Bible including the Book of Revelation on selected Sundays. The title of this study is "The End Times and Revelation According to Jesus Christ". We have one meeting remaining, which will take place on Sunday, July 15 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 10:30 A.M. (10:00 A.M. starting June 4). 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.

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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 (July 10)

For the next meeting of the STFK Science Café, we are pleased to welcome Bill Schwenterly as our guest scientist. During the 1990s and 2000s, he worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratories on a variety of applications for superconductors in power generation and transmission before retiring from the Fusion Energy Division of ORNL. We will be discussing superconductors including high-temperature superconductors (HTS) that make commerical applications possible. Everyone is invited and all are welcome! Please make plans to attend "Superconductors: Resistance is Futile".

This meeting will be held in the Lee Congleton Conference Center at Zoo Knoxville on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. The STFK Science Café is FREE to attend, and complimentary refreshments are provided. Please RSVP by e-mail to See below for parking and entry instructions.

July Science Cafe Flyer

Meeting Location (July 10)

Zoo Knoxville photo During the summer months, the STFK Science Café meets at Zoo Knoxville. 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

Parking and Entry Instructions

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

Zoo Knoxville 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.

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

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

Zoo Knoxville 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.

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.

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