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Related Ministries

This page contains links to other Christian ministries that are related in some way to the work of Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK).

Faith and Fandom: "Finding God In Geek Culture"

This is the ministry of Hector Miray, Location Pastor at Vertical Church in Lumberton, North Carolina. Faith & Fandom is a book series of devotional essays on Faith & Geek Culture, Bible studies on Video Games, Comic Books, Anime, Manga, Superheroes, TV, Movies, and Pop Culture at large. He also does a Faith & Fandom podcast and makes comicon appearances.

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, STFK was introduced to Hector when we had adjacent booths and the Knox Nerd event in Knoxville, Tennessee pictured below (click to enlarge).

First Meeting

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, Hector led the Praise & Worship at STFK's church service before the second day of the Marble City Comicon in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Faith & Fandom Official Web Site
Hector Miray's Facebook Page

First Heavy Metal Church of Christ (FHMCC)

This is a non-denomination church located in Dayton, Ohio, where Brian Smith is the Senior Pastor. STFK and FHMCC may appear to be very different on the surface, but we share core, Bible-based values. This quote from the church's home page equally describes STFK:

Our congregation consists of people from all walks of life and age groups. We don't care what you wear because we just want you there! Our Church has no racial, ethnic or social status barriers and we could care less about your past or present life. We only care about your FUTURE life in Christ! Most people want God in their lives, but think they must clean up first before coming to Christ... You don't clean up before you jump in the shower, do you? God wants you EXACTLY the way you are at this very moment. As long as you actively seek God, He will actively seek you, and the Holy Spirit will gently clean you up along the way.

STFK and FHMCC also share a common set of critics and detractors. STFK reaches out to the students of science and the fans of science fiction. FHMCC extends a hand to heavy metal fans and riders of the open road. Some Christians (including some other pastors and some other entire churches) who exude a Pharisee attitude are equally repulsed by our individual church's attempts to reach out to both groups.

On the weekend of February 27-28, 2021, STFK was overjoyed to work together with FHMCC in a combined ministry outreach. Also, we were pleased to welcome TJ (a young minister in training at FHMCC) to share his testimony during STFK's Sunday morning Singing Service. Four people accepted Jesus as their personal Savior over that weekend!

FHMCC Official Web Site
The Pharisee Re-education Hour (VLOG episode on YouTube)


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