Snake handling is a peculiar route to spiritual release, but the result --- surrender of will, "the power in the act of disappearing," loss of self, a brief immersion in paradise --- is much the same as that reported by religious practitioners from any number of the world's denominations, sometimes employing equally strange methods. Rev. Henson, described as an "elderly minister" in the Free Holiness Church, was bitten on the hand while handling a rattlesnake during a religious service in Robinwood, Alabama. Relatives report that he had been handling snakes for "more than 30 years" and that he had survived several bites during that time. Aug 16, 2018 · Cody Coots is the pastor at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus’ Name church in Middlesboro, Kentucky - one of America’s only remaining snake-handling churches.

Wendy Bagwell - Here Come The Rattlesnakes - Ministry Videos The rarely seen video of the award winning audio detailing Wendy Bagwell's concert at a "snake handling" church in Kentucky. x The origins of serpent handling lie in the old folk traditions of the Appalachian mountains, a place where scripture and snakes were in generous supply. But the ritualized handling of snakes attained national prominence in 1910, when a traveling preacher named George Hensley began including it in his sermons.