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Pastor Hamblin risks everything - his wife, children and church - to collect and handle snakes.

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Among the many traits Pastors Jamie Coots and Andrew Hamblin share is a passion for ensuring the future of their churches. For Andrew, this means appealing to his county commission to change Tennessee's state law against snake handling. Though he and his church have been allowed to practice without problems with the law, there are risks: if a congregant were to become seriously ill from a bite, the church could face closure, so Andrew petitions the public for support.