Spirit and Truth Ministries
Biography of David Spakes
This web site contains a scrapbook and condensed biography of David Spakes,
Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville
and founder of
Spirit and Truth Ministries. In most cases, you can click on pictures
to see an enlarged photo in a separate window.
Preaching at Wayside Full Gospel Church, Cocoa, FL
"These pictures were taken on Sunday, January 18 during a trip that
my friend Doug Magoon and I made to Central Florida. The choir sang a song
called 'In His Time' that I had not heard before prior to this service.
The song touched me deeply, and I could feel the Lord's presence very
strongly during the opening part of the service. I chose this opportunity
to make the first public announcement about how God
changed my calling
from preacher to pastor.
I preached a sermon called the
Stairway of Ahaz
2 Kings 20:1-11.
This is the place where the Bible records a miracle God performed by
making the shadow of a sundial travel backwards. For an illustration,
I shined a flashlight on the ceiling to demonstrate how the sun must
have reversed its course in the sky for this to happen.
Ahaz was an evil king who died fourteen years before the events
described in 2 Kings chapter 20.
The sundial was a relic of his time and a reminder of his sinful ways.
The sermon concluded in
with a call to put away things from our past that could tempt us to go
back to former sins."
Singing at Rocky Branch Independent Holiness Church of God, Walland, TN
"As a volunteer with Spirit and Truth Ministries, my mother and
I were invited many times to the Rocky Branch Independent Holiness
Church of God
during the 1990s
to sing gospel music. Out of the blue,
the pastor, Robert Jennings, called me and asked us to return to their
church. As a sort of reunion for the Spirit and Truth Singers, we
went and performed on July 11, 2009, when these pictures were taken.
My mother made the trip from Kingston, Tennesse to join me for this
Spirit and Truth Ministries /