Church Services

Easter Celebration (April 21)

Bible Fellowship (South Knoxville)

On Sunday, April 21, Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) will be having a combined Easter Celebration with a nearby church in South Knoxville called Bible Fellowship. The address of the church is 7509 West Dick Ford Lane, Knoxville, TN 37920. Here are the services and times.

7:00 A.M. - Sunrise Service (outside, weather permitting) followed by brunch in the church fellowship hall. Spirit and Truth Fellowship's Pastor David Spakes will be preaching.

10:30 A.M. - Morning Worship Service (annual talent event) will feature church members using their talents to praise the Lord.

Everyone is welcome!


"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!

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.

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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 (May 2)

NASA's InSight is the eighth spacecraft in history to successfully land on the Red Planet. After a journey of only 204 days from blastoff on Earth to touchdown on Mars on November 25, 2018, it began its mission with two goals to accomplish. First, it will study the formation and evolution of terrestrial planets by investigating the interior structure and processes of Mars. Second, it will determine the present level of tectonic activity and meteorite impact rate on Mars.

In March, InSight began drilling into the surface of Mars and transmitting its data back to Earth. In May, the STFK Science Cafe is excited to welcome planetary geologist Bradley James Thomson from the University of Tennessee to discuss the spacecraft, the mission, and the story of Mars unfolding before us! Dr. Thomson is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

This STFK Science Cafe meeting will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. at the Bearden Branch Library located at the intersection of Kingston Pike and Papermill Drive. The library's street address is 100 Golfclub Rd, Knoxville, TN 37902. The meeting is FREE to attend, and everyone is welcome! Seating is limited, so please RSVP today! (

May 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,

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 (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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