Snake Salvation

Snake Salvation

2013 - 2014, Reality, Nature / Wildlife
Pentecostal pastors Jamie Coots and Andrew Hamblin struggle to keep an over-100-year-old tradition alive: the practice of handling deadly snakes in church

Episode Guide

  • Snake Salvation - They Shall Take Up Serpents (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    They Shall Take Up Serpents

    Remembering the life of Pastor Jamie Coots; risky plan to drive to Texas to hunt down some deadly Western diamondback rattlers.

  • Snake Salvation - Tricks of the Trade (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Tricks of the Trade

    Pastor Jamie Coots is hoping his female rattlesnake produces healthy babies to trade at a snake expo. Pastor Andrew Hamblin resorts to an illegal snake trade in the middle of the night.

  • Snake Salvation - Lethal Poison (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Lethal Poison

    Pastor Andrew Hamblin and his wife take their five children to visit his grandparents. They are against snake handling especially around the children.

  • Snake Salvation - Deadly Legacy (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Deadly Legacy

    Pastor Jamie Coots, a third-generation snake handler, is hoping to pass the church on to his son Little Cody. Little Cody has a lot to learn.

  • Snake Salvation - Tempted by the Devil (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Tempted by the Devil

    Little Cody has been laid off from his job in the coal mine and has only heard about work in other parts of the state.

  • Snake Salvation - Temptation of the Flesh (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Temptation of the Flesh

    Pastor Andrew Hamblin reunites with his musical idol, Ricky Skaggs.

  • Snake Salvation - Sin or Serpents (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Sin or Serpents

    Trina is forbidden by her religion to marry.

  • Snake Salvation - Outlaw Religion (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Outlaw Religion

    Andrew Hamblin wants to change the Tennessee state law against snake handling.

  • Snake Salvation - The Devil Fights Your Mind (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Devil Fights Your Mind

    Big Cody is a devout follower who used to struggle with drugs and crime before finding redemption in Pastor Jamie Coot's church.

  • Snake Salvation - Bitten in Church (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Bitten in Church

    Greg is bitten by a copperhead during church service; Greg refuses to seek medical attention and he has a heart condition.

  • Snake Salvation - Backsliding (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:


    Pastor Jamie Coots' daughter Trina has stopped going to church. Jamie fears she will go to hell unless he can convince her to return.

  • Snake Salvation - Venom in the Veins (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Venom in the Veins

    Little Cody Coots is back to snake hunting, twelve hours after a near fatal bite.His body and his marriage are being pushed to their breaking points.

  • Snake Salvation - Casting Out Demons (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Casting Out Demons

  • Snake Salvation - Courting Disaster (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Courting Disaster

    Pastor Jamie Coots must appear in court to avoid jail time for possessing and transporting illegal snakes in Tennessee.

  • Snake Salvation - Swamp Hunt (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Swamp Hunt

    Little Cody Coots fights for his life after being bitten by a venomous cottonmouth in Louisiana.

  • Snake Salvation - Smoke 'Em Out (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Smoke 'Em Out

    An unusually long winter results in a dangerous hunt for Western diamondback rattlesnakes in Texas.

  • Snake Salvation - Appalachian Hunt (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Appalachian Hunt

    Pastor Andrew Hamblin is called in to pray for the recovery of a church congregant who is bitten by a baneful copperhead snake. Pastors Coots and Hamblin race to hunt and capture wild, venomous snakes before they go into winter hibernation.