'Snake Salvation' reality show debuts Tuesday

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 CAMPBELL COUNTY—”Snake Salvation” — a 16-episode reality series, starring local serpent-handling preacher Andrew Hamblin, is set to debut  9 p.m. Tuesday on the National Geographic Channel.

The series will feature Hamblin of Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette  and Jamie Coots of Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name church of Middlesboro, Ky.

The series is expected to feature scenes from church services where worshipers handle snakes as well as the day-to-day struggle to live out their faith.

Hamblin told The Press he plans to view the show at his grandmother’s home.