Gregory Coots, left, of Middleboro, KY and Andrew Hamblin, 21, pastor of Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette, Tenn., embrace each other while Hamlin holds several copperheads during a homecoming service on May 29, 2012. Hamblin is part of a new generation of serpent handling Christian, a 100-year old faith tradition in Tennessee.

Gregory Coots, left, of Middleboro, KY and Andrew Hamblin, 21, pastor of Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette, Tenn., embrace each other while Hamlin holds several copperheads during a homecoming service on May 29, 2012. Hamblin is part of a new generation of serpent handling Christian, a 100-year old faith tradition in Tennessee.