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]


Bible Study at SNAP Fitness, Knoxville, TN

"The Lord opened a door for Spirit and Truth Ministries to conduct a summertime Bible study in a back room of the SNAP Fitness gym in Knoxville, Tennessee. Weekly meetings were held from Thursday, May 20 until Thursday, Auguest 26. The start of the Bible study was announced in two local newspapers, on a printed flyer (shown below), and through facebook.

The Bible study group was called 'Casting Off Weights'. This choice was influenced by the Bible passage in Hebrews, chapter 12, verses 1 and 2. This choice was also influenced by my feeling that the group would provide accountability to the members for sticking to their individual health and fitness plans. I created a Bible reading plan so all of the members would read the same passages through the week and discuss them during the group meetings.

The facebook badge below is a link to the Casting Off Weights group page on the Facebook site (if the group were to become active again, the badge will show upcoming events). The first picture shows the front of SNAP Fitness where we held the Bible study. After that is the flyer made to advertise the Bible study. Next, you can see a copy of the calednar pages that attendees received every week showing the Bible scriptures to read for the following week with space provided for taking notes and keeping a log of diet and exercise progress. After this, you can see a snapshot of the Facebook page as it appeared on the first week of the study as well as after the last meeting. The last five pictures below were taken at the final meeting. Ruby Lea and Bill made the trip from Kingston, Tennessee to be present for the last meeting."

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Singing at Rocky Branch Independent Holiness Church of God, Walland, TN

"Almost one year to the day since our previous visit, we returned to Rocky Branch Independent Holiness Church of God in Walland, Tennessee to participate in their second Friday night singing service on July 9, 2010. Ruby, Bill, Sheila, and I came representing the Spirit and Truth Singers. We were joined by Heidi Parunak, a dear friend we knew from two churches we had attended together in the past. I had recently been reuninted with Heidi through the Bible study at SNAP Fitness (above). Doug and Marinda have been coming to many of this church's singing services since I introduced them to the pastor and his wife, Robert and Mary Jennings, who are shown below in the last picture. All seven of us sang together on the last song, a 1950s-style song called 'Got a Reason'."

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