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'Snake Salvation' Preacher

SNAKEBIT!

But Jesus Saved Him ... Says Wife

5/28/2014 6:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Snake Salvation Preacher Bit
"Snake Salvation" pastor Cody Coots suffered a gnarly snakebite -- just like his preacher father who died from a rattler's bite -- but Coots' wife tells TMZ her husband survived by the grace of God.

The venomous canebrake rattler sank its fangs into Coots' finger on Monday as he was taking the snake out of a cage in his Middlesboro, KY church. 

Cody's wife Brittany tells us ... her husband's hand swelled up pretty badly, but he refused to get medical treatment. She says the pain went away by Tuesday, and he seems to be fine now.

When Coots' father Jamie was bitten while preaching back in February he also refused treatment ... and died. 

Brittany calls Cody's incident a miracle, telling us ... "Jesus saved Cody. The Lord spared his life."

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31.

YAYA    

IGNORANT HILLBILLIES! I feel sorry for the snakes they torture because of their inbred stupidity.

126 days ago
32.

Chun LI    

Idiot genes. Stupid is as stupid does.

126 days ago
33.

MrBill    

If their faith is that strong they should quit using sissy North American snakes and dance with a Black Mamba or Fer de Lance!! Just a nic and their history!!

126 days ago
34.

Beast Mode    

A chip off the old stupid block.

126 days ago
35.

lkelly816    

Didn't get him THIS time!

126 days ago
36.

NGAPLZ    

#teamsnake

126 days ago
37.

PokeFangirl    

Yeaaaah no. The the venom is going to slowly build up in his system until he dies a horrible slow and painful death to teach him a lesson.

126 days ago
38.

anonymous    

whatever they want to believe I guess. I don't agree, but that's just me.

126 days ago
39.

porkchop    

Huh....so Jesus saved the life of a hillbilly bible thumper who plays with snakes but doesn't make sure all the starving people in the world are fed? Hmm.

126 days ago
40.

Wow ...    

I have beach front property in Ariz. to sell his congregation.

126 days ago
41.

tellit2    

Extremist tempting The Lord.

126 days ago
42.

twizoz    

Jesus or no Jesus. ..that guy is nuts

126 days ago
43.

bellaohbella    

Wow, he will be very sick in a few days..bitten in the hand will take longer than in the arm to travel to vital organs. I see a ticket to the ICU very soon.!

126 days ago
44.

abby    

The entire family and their parishioners are nuts.

126 days ago
45.

Frugampolino    

Dumb as a brick.

126 days ago
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