Church Services


Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is a local and independent Evangelical Christian Church: Trinity in doctrine, Pentecostal in experience. Everyone is welcome, and we would like to invite you to visit us for worship on Sunday mornings. Scroll down in this column to find information about our church. Upcoming events are presented first.

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Special Guest Speaker (May 8)

STFK is pleased to welcome Pastor Stephen Semones of Outlaw Church to our 10:00 A.M. service on Sunday, May 8. Pastor Semones has been acquainted with STFK since 2014 and officiated the first service of Outlaw Church on November 21, 2021.

  

Recent Sermon Series

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On the first Sunday in 2022, Pastor David Spakes started preaching a new sermon series called Can I Get a Witness? Catch up on past sermons on YouTube, and then come to Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville to finish the series in person.



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Song Sheets and Sermon Notes

January
2
2022
10:00 AM
The Great Commission
January
9
2022
10:00 AM
What Is a Witness?
January
16
2022
10:00 AM
Passive Witness
January
23
2022
10:00 AM
Active Witness
February
6
2022
10:00 AM
Winning Souls
February
13
2022
10:00 AM
Power To Be Witnesses
February
20
2022
10:00 AM
Power To Be Witnesses (Part 2)
March
13
2022
10:00 AM
Conclusion

Outreach at Fan Conventions

For the first time ever, on Saturday, February 26, Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville did outreach at more than one area event at the same time. Pastor David and Sheila let people take selfies in front of the church's Millennium Falcon backdrop at the Grand Re-Opening of Pop-Culture Autographs and Collectibles on Chapman Highway while new members Tess and Joey talked with attendees at the Spring Into Comics Mini Con in West Knoxville off Kingston Pike.

The next two events at which the church will be an exhibitor occur in May. FrankenCon is a 1-day event on Saturday, May 14. The Rocky Top Game Con is a 3-day event that runs Friday to Sunday, May 27-29.

Later in the year, the church will be doing outreach at several more 2-day and 3-day events. When we are welcomed to do so, we close the doors of our church building on those Sundays and hold Church Services at Fan Conventions.

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.

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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 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, located here.

Become a Member of STFK

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville created a written membership roll and invited people to join the church as official members for the very first time.

This activity came as the culmination of a series of eight messages that Pastor David Spakes preached over the summer months. During the "Welcome Home" Sermon Series, we read in the Bible about the close-knit fellowship of the early church; how God has equipped each person so they can contribute to the church through assistance and leadership; the purpose and responsibility of tithing; what it means to be a church member; what it should be like being part of a church home; and the right way to welcome new people.

If a person desires to become a member of this church, the process is simple. Complete a short form and drop it into the collection bucket located on the literature table in the back of our sanctuary. The pastor will meet with the applicant(s) to answer questions about membership, and the name(s) will be entered into the roll book at an upcoming church service.

If you do not have a home church and are not part of a loving church family, we invite you to consider becoming a part of ours! If you believe in what we are doing to share the message of Jesus Christ in our community, we hope that you will strengthen those ties by becoming an official member.

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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 19)

Bob Adamcik is a terrestrial wildlife ecologist. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1974 and the University of Wisconsin in 1977. His graduate studies focused on demography of raptors in central Alberta. Bob’s professional career included 30 years with the National Wildlife Refuge System, beginning in Puerto Rico in 1981. He retired in 2011 in Washington, D.C. In between were stints in California, Texas, and Australia. During his tenure, he served as a special environmental advisor to the Navy, Assistant Refuge Manager on two refuges, and as a senior biologist coordinating a system-wide biological program. In the final position, he contributed significantly to policy development around recreation on refuges, habitat management, strategic planning, and climate change.

The full title of our discussion is "The National Wildlife Refuge System: America’s Best-Kept Outdoors Secret". We will be meeting at the Bearden Branch Library on Thursday, May 19 from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. The library is located at the intersection of Papermill Drive and Kingston Pike. The street address is 100 Golfclub Rd, Knoxville, TN 37919. Complimentary refreshments are provided. This meeting is FREE to attend, and everyone is welcome!

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.

Seating is limited, so please RSVP by e-mail to rsvp@knoxsciencecafe.org. Adding your name to the RSVP list guarantees your seat(s) until 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time of the meeting. After that, seating is available on a first-come first-served basis. The Fire Marshall's imposed maximum attendance is 47 for this venue.


May Science Cafe Flyer

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 http://zoom.knoxsciencecafe.org. 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, spakes@spirit-and-truth.net.

UT Science Forum (Spring 2022)

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.

See the latest news for the UT Science Forum below.



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