W.Va. snake handling church shies away from outsiders
A member of Mack Wolford's church handles a snake in Kate Fowler's documentary "With Signs Following." Wolford died May 24, 2012 after he was bit by a timber rattlesnake named Sheeba.
Fowler said Wolford's congregation still practices snake handling, but is wary of outsiders following the national media coverage of their pastor's death.
Members of Mack Wolford's church still practice snake-handling in their homes and in Wolford's former church, although the services are not open to the public.
The Washington Post
"Mack" Wolford, a flamboyant snake-handling pastor from Jolo in McDowell County, died last year after being bitten during a service. A documentary on his ministry is set to premiere in August.