An American pastor whose father died with seven minutes for being bitten by a snake during sermon had to undergo an emergency treatment after going through the same injury. Pastor Cody Coots asked his followers to take him to the mountaintop where God would judge whether he lives or dies.
As per the reports, a defiant follower took him to a hospital instead where doctors informed that the snake came close to severing the temporal vein; which could have killed him. Coots is the pastor at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church in Middlesboro, Kentucky.
His father Jamie Coots died at the age of 42 when he was bitten by a rattlesnake in 2014 at the same church. The church is inspired by the biblical verse Mark 16:18: ‘They will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them.’ Pastor Cody can be seen with blood all over his shirt before he is rushed to hospital. He’s now started to re-evaluate his life and faith in wake of his brush with death.