07-17-17 2:56 PM
This a the newest in a series of Images on the vanishing culture of Appalachia. They will become a part of a special collection of my images at the East Tennessee Historical Center. The ETHC houses an exhibitor of my images clued Vanishing Appalachia and toured Southern US museums for nearly 8 years.
I drive about 100 miles each way and have attended around 50 services in this particular church. This is a Holiness church where their belief is centered around the Book of Mark chapter 16 / 16-17. They believe in taking up deadly serpents, drinking poison, speaking in tongues and healing the sick by laying on of hands.
This is a very private group that I'm very grateful to for sharing their lives and allowing me to record and share with others.