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.
Singing at the Church of God of Prophesy, Dyersburg, TN
"I became acqainted with James Lawson, an ordained minister
in the denomination known as the Church of God of Prophesy.
For part of the time I was enrolled at Tennessee Technological
University, I attended the local church in Cookeville, Tennessee
where he was the pastor. Not longer after I met him, the denomination
reassigned him to be the pastor of their church in Dyersburg,
Tennessee. Spirit and Truth Ministries provided some financial
assistance to the Lawson family for thier moving expenses. A few
months later, Spirit and Truth Ministries received an invitation
to minister in song during the Sunday morning service at the
Church of God of Prophesy in Dyersburg. The first picture below
shows the church building where we ministerd. The second picture is
of Pastor James Lawson and his wife, Brenda Lawson. In the last two
pictures, Ruby Lea is posing with the Lawson family on a dock at
Reelfoot Lake near Dyersburg."
Singing at Algood Church of God and Master's Health Care, Algood, TN
"I was introduced to the Algood Church of God by
one of my college friends, Tara. Her father played guitar for this
church, and it opened a door for Ruby Lea and I to sing and minister
at this church as representatives of Spirit and Truth Ministries.
The pastor, Curtis Roberson, is pictured below with his wife Rosa in
the living room of the parsonage, which was located on the same street
as the church. Pastor Roberson's mother lived at Master's Health Care,
a nursing home located about half a mile from the church. Through
our acquaintance with the Robersons, we were also able to minister to
the residents of the nursing home with gospel singing. For one such
occasion, we brought all of Spirit and Truth Ministries' sound equipment
and performed in the nursing home cafeteria."
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