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 Fellowship of Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

"For about a year, Spirit and Truth Ministries was active in exploring the possibility of starting new churches. Our research began in March, 2010 when Ruby Lea and I attended an IRS workshop in Atlanta and the information presented there applied only to churches and publicly-funded charities, not to a private operating foundation like Spirit and Truth Ministries. Also, Spirit and Truth Ministries paid for an attorney to become familiar with our present organization and provide some insights that would help us lay out a roadmap in the future. The primary advice he dispensed was to begin by starting a single new church. This work proceeded to the point that Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville was chartered on August 31, 2010 and planned its first church service for February, 2011. Spirit and Truth Ministries purchased and donated 51 folding chairs to the new church to use for conducting church services and activites at the church's initial meeting location at Crestridge Apartments Community Room."

Singing and Preaching at God's Country, New Market, TN

"Spirit and Truth Ministries attended an annual event called God's Country on Friday and Saturday, November 25-26, the first two days after Thanksgiving. The event is organized each year by Gwen Ford, pictured below wearing purple. This year, the event took place in a historic church building that Gwen owns and operates under the name God's Place.

The first six pictures below are from Friday night, and the rest were taken on Saturday. I played guitar and sang together with several people in attendance and with Ruby Lea. I also preached the sermon for Saturday night."

Preaching at Lighthouse Christian Church, Dandridge, TN

"This church is located at a Christian Camp outside of Dandridge, and meets on Sundays. The Pastor and his wife, Donnie and Lisa Pullem, also preach regularly at God's Place. We met them at the God's Country event, and I sang with Donnie. It was through this introduction that we received the invitation to come. In the Sunday morning service of December 4, I helped to play music during the congregational singing and while the youth worshipped with interpretive dance led by Lisa Pullem. I delivered the Sunday morning sermon, titled The Most Important Verse in the Bible."

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