Spirit and Truth Ministries



This web page is a photographic history of Spirit and Truth Ministries. You can click on any of the pictures to see an enlargement (the large picture is displayed in a separate window). The pictures are organized by year. Before each group of pictures, David Spakes tells about the item or event.

[1991] [1992] [1993] [1994] [1995] [1996] [1997]
[1999] [2000] [2004] [2005] [2007] [2009] [2010]
[2011] [2012] [2013] [All Years]


Launched Spirit and Truth Ministries

"During my first year as an ordained minister, I was presented with a sum of approximately two-thousand dollars. The giver stated that they wanted me to use the money for God's work, but at first I greatly resisted the offer, saying that the money should be given to a church instead of me. The persistance of the giver was a burden to me, and I prayed a great deal regarding this matter. One day as I was reading my Bible, these words from Acts chapter 4 leaped off the page at me and seemed to me to be the answer to my prayer: 'from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need' (Acts 4:32-35). I determined to start a nonprofit organization and use part of the funds to provide financial assistance to needy individuals. I was motivated by the desire to have the financials be in the public record that explained how this gift (and potentially other gifts in the future) would be used. This money did not belong to me, but it belonged to God!

"Introduce You To the Family"

"When Spirit and Truth Ministries became a legal entity on August 6, 1991, one of the ministry activities that we determined to engage in was to produce tracts to explain the Christian faith and to lead people to a decision to accept Jesus as Savior. The first opportunity to do this came when I was leading a weekly Street Preaching event in Harriman, Tennessee service during the Fall of 1991. Copies of this tract were handed out to the people who passed by on the sidewalk and who sat listening in their cars parked across the street."

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