Snake Handling Churches

The funeral for a snake-handling pastor who appeared on National Geographic's "Snake Salvation" is set for Tuesday in Middlesboro.

Snake Handler Loses Serpents Before Tenn. Court

Feb 26, 2013

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A snake-handling Kentucky preacher has gone back home from a Tennessee courtroom without his venomous serpents.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported Jamie Coots pleaded guilty to illegally having poisonous snakes that were confiscated after a traffic stop in Knox County, Tenn., on Jan. 31.