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]


Rocky Branch Independent Holiness Church of God, Walland, TN

"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 float ministry."

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 and singing."

Mount Calvary Holiness Church, Sevierville, TN

"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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