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'Snake Salvation' Star

Dies From Holy Snakebite

2/16/2014 12:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0216-pastor-coots-01The pastor on Nat. Geo's "Snake Salvation" died Saturday night ... after one of the snakes to which he prays bit him.

Pentecostal pastor Jamie Coots suffered the fatal attack while preaching to his Kentucky congregation.

Emergency units raced to the church ... but the reality star had already left and gone home.

The show's website explains the Pastor and his followers believe the Bible says a poisonous snakebite will not harm them as long as they are anointed by God’s power.

EMTs went to Coots' home but he sent them away ... refusing care ... an hour later he was dead.

It's unclear if they were filming during the sermon.

A rep for the show says the "Snake Salvation" finished filming last year ... and they never intended to film a second season.


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Chun LI    

Kids don't try this at home.

166 days ago


Tragic/funny thing is that his congregation is going to be like "we have to trust God... maybe Pastor's faith just wasn't strong enough. Well, what can you do? Hand me one of those snakes, Bob"

166 days ago

HRH Prince Michael    

@ Veronica
".....the new testament, no miracles....."
With all due Respect, that is one of the major
Deceptions of Corporate Christianity.
Perhaps this is taught, to actually impede the
faith of The Believer? Be sure, The Spirits of Greed and
Deception have long-infiltrated most major denominations, hence, they are in-collusion with
sinister and Godless "Governments".

"Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do
the works I have been doing, and they will do greater
things than these, because I'm going to The Father"
The Most Holy and Victorious King of Kings,
Christ Yeshua

166 days ago

HRH Prince Michael    

The Earth, The Seas, and The Skies, all -UNDENIABLY-
testify: The 2014 Victory for The Kingdom of God/The House of David, is HERE:
The Declaration of 2008
The Final Declaration
The 2013 Sentence

166 days ago


ummmm a serpent is the reason eve fell. WTH are they thinking? Snakes are of satan

166 days ago



166 days ago


I wonder if it was a Fer de Lance. Even God is like, ' Don't mess with these, y'all. I made these and they are mean-ass sons of bitches!'

166 days ago


The problem with these idiots, is they are not trusting God, they are tempting him.

166 days ago


what a fool! he was bit by a snake and actually had paramedic help right there! believe in whatever it is you're going to believe in but c'mon! a snake bite?

166 days ago

Beast Mode    

I think venomous snakes should be required on all reality shows.

166 days ago


Pastor Coots, your Darwin Award is ready ...

166 days ago


Forget the religious part, the reason these people don't get bit a lot more often is because they are experts at handling these snakes. They know how to hold them, they know how to push them back when they are going to strike. Faith has nothing to do with it. But this guy got it. I bet that was a painful and hell death. No pun intended.

166 days ago

Beast Mode    

He is an ex-pastor.

166 days ago


Maaan.. some of you have no respect for the dead.. that being said, looks like HE WAS DEAD WRONG! #norespectforsuperreligiousmorons

166 days ago


Nut job.

166 days ago
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