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.
"These pictures were taken on January 15, 1995 at Rocky Branch
Independent Holiness Church of God in Walland, Tennessee where
Robert Jennings is pastor. In the first picture, I am standing
behind the pulpit holding a tambourine with Brother Jennings and
his wife Mary at my side. The pastor's daughter, Angel (shown
in the second picture playing the electric guitar), is one of the
most talented guitar players I had met up to that time. We met this
family a few weeks earlier at a singing held at another church where
we were ministering: they were known as the 'Angel' Band.
In the third picture, Ruby Lea, Linda Elmore, and I are playing and
singing in front of the congregation. We were invited back to sing
at this church several times during the next couple of years, and we
often participated as singers in this church's
Singing at Trinity Full Gospel Fellowship, Sevierville, TN
"The quality of this photograph is not very good, because it was taken in
the low light conditions. The Spirit and Truth Singers ministered during
the evening service in this small country church on March 11, 1995."
Singing at Rocky Branch Independent Holiness Church of God, Walland, TN
"These pictures were taken at a singing held on Sunday, June 4, where the
Spirit and Truth Singers was the featured group. In the first two pictures,
I am standing behind the pulpit testifying and singing, and the regular
church musicians are around me playing accompaniment. In the last
picture, Linda Elmore and I are standing forward of the pulpit playing
"These pictures were taken at the Mount Calvary Holiness Church.
The Sprit and Truth Singers, represented by Linda Elmore and me, played
and sang during this church service. In the last picture I am standing
with the Pastor, Keith Hunt."
Benefit Singing at Roane County Park near Harriman, TN
"The Spirit and Truth Singers were asked to sing at a benefit singing
held at one of the pavillions at the Roane County Park on May 27, 1995.
Linda Elmore and I drove for about an hour to attend and sing at the event.
The singing group shown in these pictures (the Ten Mile Singers) were
playing when we arrived. We saw them often at other singing events
where we ministered."
Singing at 7th Day Church of God Retreat
"In the fall of 1995, Ruby Lea and I traveled to Big Ridge State Park
in Union County, Tennessee to sing at a retreat of the 7th Day Church of
God of Knoxville. Linda Elmore had to stop singing with our group over
the summer, and this was the first event in which my mother and I
traveled alone as the Spirit and Truth Singers. These pictures were
taken in the lodge building where the entire group of retreating
campers were assembled. The singing was held on October 15, which I
believe was the last day of a week-long event."
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