• Rock House Holiness Church service, 1998 June 20

    Hood, Ralph W, Williamson, W. Paul (William Paul)

    Video recording that opens with Joyce Summerford leading the congregation in song and featuring serpent handling by Billy Summerford and others. This recording includes testimony by Anne Matthews, Joh…

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  • Outdoor Jesus Name Tradition service home movie, undated

    Vance, Mary

    Video recording depicts an outdoor homecoming service. Members handle several large serpents while dancing. A man tosses a serpent in the air several times.

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  • Church of the Lord Jesus service, 1997 August 30

    Hood, Ralph W, Williamson, W. Paul (William Paul)

    Video recording opens outside the Jolo church, which quickly cuts to a recording within the church as members of the congregation chat and await the beginning of the service. The video cuts to music p…

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  • Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus' Name service, 1997 August 2

    Hood, Ralph W, Williamson, W. Paul (William Paul)

    Video recording of a service opening with a view from outside the church as people gather for the service. The video is not stabilized and the image is disturbed. A cut in the film reopens inside the…

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  • Rock House Holiness Church service, 2001 June 16

    Hood, Ralph W, Williamson, W. Paul (William Paul)

    Video recording of a church service that features laying on of hands on an infant and serpent handling by Billy Summerford.

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  • Church of the Lord Jesus service, 1989

    Hood, Ralph W, Williamson, W. Paul (William Paul)

    Video recording of a service lead by Bob Elkins. This recording contains two services. The first service opens with Bob Elkins welcoming fellow preachers from other churches who are joining this eveni…

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  • Rock House Holiness Church service, 1998 June 21

    Hood, Ralph W, Williamson, W. Paul (William Paul)

    Video recording opens with Lydia "Bugs" Hollins and two others leading a congregation of sixty-five in song. The service also features extended serpent handling and preaching by John Wayne "Punkin" Br…

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  • Church of the Lord Jesus Christ service, 1997 May 23

    Hood, Ralph W, Williamson, W. Paul (William Paul)

    Video recording of a service opening with music. Lydia Hollins plays organ, Roy “Bootie” Christian and Billy Lemming play guitar. A pause in the music reveals a woman speaking in tongues. Glen Dukes a…

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  • Church of the Lord Jesus Christ service, 1995 September 17

    Hood, Ralph W, Williamson, W. Paul (William Paul)

    Video recording of a service opening with singing and dancing. Members from the Church of the Lord Jesus in Jolo, West Virginia and Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus' Name in Middlesboro, Kentucky are p…

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  • Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus' Name service, 1996 August 4

    Hood, Ralph W, Williamson, W. Paul (William Paul)

    Video recording of a service opening with indistinct chatter as the camera focuses on a hand-written list and a printed document on the church wall. It cuts to a shot of the serpent boxes and then cut…

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  • Church of the Lord Jesus service, 1989

    Hood, Ralph W, Williamson, W. Paul (William Paul)

    Video recording of a service lead by Bob Elkins who speaks about scripture and serpent handling. Dewey Chafin plays and sings a song to the congregation. After he finishes, a female member of the cong…

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  • Tennessee National Guardsman hugs girl carrying flower, 1991 March 15

    A photograph of an unidentified Tennessee National Guardsman hugging a girl carrying a flower. The soldier is one of 63 members of the 130th Rear Area Operations Center, which returned to the Grubbs-K…

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  • Church of the Lord Jesus Christ service, 1998 May 24

    Hood, Ralph W, Williamson, W. Paul (William Paul)

    Video recording of a service opening with music and singing by a visitor from Sand Mountain, Alabama. As he sings, members of the congregation keep rhythm and dance. After the visitor sings a few song…

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  • Church of God in Jesus Christ Name service, 2002 June 9

    Hood, Ralph W, Williamson, W. Paul (William Paul)

    Video recording of a Saturday evening service during which Jimmy Morrow and Silas Crawford handle a serpent and congregants sing. The service opens with Bobby Smart preaching, receiving prayer request…

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  • Church of the Lord Jesus service, 2001 September 1

    Hood, Ralph W, Williamson, W. Paul (William Paul)

    Video recording of a Sunday service opening with piano and singing. After members file into the church, Bob Elkins begins a sermon and asks people to pay attention and to pray. Following the prayer, m…

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  • Church of the Lord Jesus Christ service, 1997 May 24

    Hood, Ralph W, Williamson, W. Paul (William Paul)

    Video recording of a service opening with Carl Porter leading the congregation in prayer. Barb and Bob Elkins and many others from Jolo, West Virginia, Middlesboro, Kentucky, and Sand Mountain, Alabam…

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  • Jesus Name Tradition homecoming service and Junior Hamlin funeral home movie, 1976 April

    Vance, Mary

    Video recording begins with an outdoor service where members handle serpents. Followed by an indoor service where a man presents his swollen bit hand. The remaining footage is of an outdoor funeral se…

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  • Church of the Lord Jesus Christ service, 2000 May 28

    Hood, Ralph W, Williamson, W. Paul (William Paul)

    Video recording of a service opening with Brice Anderson preaching to the congregation. His sermon concludes with a prayer and members come to kneel before the altar with their own prayer as he speaks…

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  • Apostolic Church of God the Lord Jesus homecoming service home movie, 1974

    Vance, Mary

    Video recording begins with a service with serpent handling and dancing. Woman stands outside church with a sign that reads "Apostolic Church of God the Lord Jesus". Congregation has an outside lunche…

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  • Church of the Lord Jesus service, 1995 September 3

    Hood, Ralph W, Williamson, W. Paul (William Paul)

    Video recording of a service opening with music and serpent handling. Many members, male and female handle and one female member of the congregation handles and dances in the twirling motion indicativ…

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