Happy Thanksgiving Week!
On behalf of our entire film, publishing, music, digital and Omnimedia team, we are thrilled to say THANK YOU for supporting the intellectual properties franchise specifically designed to show the "faith" of Elvis Presley. This site is going to highlight amazing stories where the generosity, the philanthropy, the Bible and the role the gospel has played in the lives of those who love the King of Rock and Roll.
Often, Billy has shared about his brother Rick's best selling book called, "TOUCH OF TWO KINGS", which he felt was the most exciting title expressing this concept of faith. When Rick passed away almost two years ago, the three brothers had met previously in Nashville to discuss with David about a movie.
However, now the new book is being put together with the powerful testimonies of all three books, amalgamated into a new property from "one voice" regarding the gospel of Elvis Presley. This will talk about all the remarkable moments in the life of the King of Rock and Roll all the way to when the King of Kings was discussed at Graceland, on the road and in Vegas.
We all live in a "Fallen World" and without God's word, Elvis Presley would not have placed gospel music in every concert. He truly realized the power of music for the gospel and never backed away from this either. Billy carries this same heart to reach all people with the gospel.
In this spirit, we are thankful for his dedication, loyalty and commitment to the word of God, to his Savior, Jesus and to his message. Liz plays a vital role in helping to illuminate this famous and relevant message.
We thank Billy and David for their commitment to Christ. The entire Stanley family wishes each of you a Happy Thanksgiving and wonderful holiday season. Christmas was always a favorite time of the year at Graceland.
Blessings and Happy Holidays,
Dr. Kevin McAfee
Publishing has truly changed as many aspects in 2020 due to the pandemic. However, Billy Stanley's new book, NO DOUBT, NO FEAR is a book that has not changed in its position. Billy's life has been radically different after his "real death" experience a few years ago.
When we interviewed Billy last year for the beginning of the feature documentary, he openly shared in tears the meaning of how his life had changed. Taking a trip down memory lane to talk about his famous brother, Elvis Presley is one thing. When Billy shared his emotional story of loss, the climax of his life came when he died and during those moments experienced an ascension experience.
This is not new as many accounts come from around the world of people who passed away for a short period of time and then, were brought back. Stories like these are dramatic and life changing.
Jennifer Willingham is spearheading one of the most exciting book projects with Billy and working with her professional team and I to put together this project. Billy's book and the feature documentary are the beginning of a wonderful film franchise. Since Billy has already been a best-selling author, this is going to be an exciting chapter in his life.
There are publishers who are slowly beginning to open their doors, so we are asking for your prayers as we seek leadership in preparing a book presentation and deck. We know God's hand is on Billy Stanley and his wife Liz Stanley, so keep them in your prayers.
Excited about NO DOUBT, NO FEAR,
Dr. Kevin McAfee
It was only a few years ago, when Billy Stanley had a major milestone happen in his life. The marker happened when sitting in his residence, he had a heart attack, stroke and seizure all at the same time. With his brother David present and Liz and her family, they tried to revive him as the emergency medical team came to the rescue.
During this time, Billy experienced the same kind of moment many have come to know as a result of a life stopping experience, he ascended to heaven. During these brief moments, he encountered an overwhelming love, like he had never known before.
What happened next including meeting his famous brother, Elvis Presley and hearing the voice of God. This personal experience literally changed his life, changed the focus of his mission and the message he would carry from this day forward.
After coming out of this episode, he wasn't sure he should speak about what happened. For those who have ever had this kind of supernatural transition, he didn't think people would believe him, so he remained silent. One early morning, he rose and in his prayer time, God made it clear to Billy he should share his experience.
Now, a book is being developed by Billy, myself and a team of editors led by Jennifer Willingham regarding the miracle story of Billy Stanley and this book is entitled, NO DOUBT, NO FEAR. These were the words from the Lord spoken to him while he was in heaven.
Billy is also sharing this message in a documentary which began filming last year. Resources are needed for both of these exciting ventures and we are praying for the right financiers for the documentary. The publishers are now finally opening their doors as the pandemic begins to slow down.
Thank you for continuing to pray for these projects. We believe Billy's powerful story of heaven and his amazing life with the King of Rock and Roll now serving Christ, the King of Kings has a message of hope today for all people.
Our family has come to love Billy and Liz for so many reasons. Most importantly, is know the authenticity of one of the finest men of God whose life has been completely transformed. Thank you for being a part of these historic journeys into the future.
Praying for the Stanley family,
Dr. Kevin McAfee
PRAYERS FOR THE FIRST FAMILY
It is with enormous sadness, we share another tribute for the passing of Benjamin Keough, the grandson of Elvis Presley. Please join us in our prayer for Lisa and the entire family during this time. The entire family has been grieving during this time and lifting up the first family of Rock and Roll up to all during this season.
In the coming days, please remember this precious family in your prayers for peace, comfort and inspiration. Pray the gospel of Christ and His love surround them. The first thirty days can often come with a lot of support, but after this, the realities can set in, bring about future depression and additional heartache.
Thank you so much for all the kind wishes, the expressions of condolences and the beautiful memories you have shared both here and on Billy and David Stanley's FB pages. They both wanted us to be sure and express to all the fans of Elvis how thankful they are for the Lord bringing comfort during this time.
Billy and David along with their families are so knowing God's comfort can be found only one prayer away, which is why this entire blog is dedicated to prayers.
PRAYERS FOR PANDEMIC SUFFERING FAMILIES
Our nation and world is in the grieving of all those who are going through the tragedy of loss during this pandemic and the families who have been so wounded. While the future appears dark, we believe the light is coming and we want to encourage all of you during this time. This is only a season and we have many plans for the future and God is going to be guiding us together. You are in the journey with us, because you are reading our posts.
PRAYERS FOR ELVIS WEEK
ELVIS WEEK has seen a loss in the planning for many reasons, the biggest is because of safety and concern for tourists. Graceland opened back up this last month and this was an answer to prayer. Unfortunately, it appears many of the normal activities held in and around Graceland have been canceled due to the PANDEMIC.
However, Billy and Liz Stanley will be active during this time and available for meetings, so if you are interested in seeing this wonderful family, check FB to learn more about details. The film team will make a trip to Memphis and will also be available for meetings to all who have interest in investing in the screenplay! All you need to do is simply contact Steph.firstname.lastname@example.org for more details of the dates and times. These dates will coordinate with Mr. Stanley's activities.
As we near this Pandemic time period where the nation was beginning to open and cases grew, there has been a lot of fear.
PRAY FOR BILLY'S BOOK
Publishers have been closed due the crisis, but are beginning to slowly open. Billy's up coming book, NO DOUBT NO FEAR has a timely message and one, where we believe there can be a huge impact on the culture. Our nation needs to hear this message, so pray for Jennifer Willingham as she begins the shopping soon.
PRAY FOR DOCUMENTARY INVESTING & FILMING
Billy and I are also going to be filming more in the coming Fall months and appreciate your prayers as we travel to Memphis, Nashville and California where Elvis spent so much of his life.
Home was always Memphis to Elvis. We are thankful to be working with Billy in Memphis and will be available doing ELVIS WEEK so book appointments early.
PRAY FOR OUR SCREENPLAY
This entire site was built to inform fans of Elvis, team members and family who desire to become a part of our screenplay. We have five units to share in our Limited Liability Corporation to fund the screenplay for this amazing movie. Would you like to join us?
We need only a few people, or maybe just one family who would step up and fund this exciting movie. Please help us get this amazing movie made and your prayers will make a reality come true. Think about this, you will be helping share the same gospel Elvis shared his whole life in music and his own faith journey.
WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU
One thing Elvis taught all of his "Stanley Brothers" was to respect all of his fans, love them and honor them. We would be remiss without saying, we have been praying for you. Times are difficult, there is a lot of unemployment and on behalf of the crisis in our economy, the crisis in our health system and the crisis of the prejudice in our nation and world, we are standing with you. We believe in equality and we love you through the good and the tough times.
YOUR FILM TEAM
As the world has seen, the pandemic has completely closed down the intellectual properties world for this season, however we believe doors are opening in new ways and old. Everything has a time and a season, but there are times when we crawl, walk and then run. In today's world, we are learning we cannot run, but take one step at a time.
WELCOME BACK DAVID STANLEY
This past month, David Stanley committed to join the crusade Billy Stanley began and is fully devoted to making Billy's pilgrimage the top priority. We are so thankful for David, for his calling as an evangelist and are praying as he begins to open DAVID STANLEY MINISTRIES.
Billy's life story is an amazing testimonial and his "calling" is very purposeful and unique to the world. He believes the supernatural occurrence around his death when he had a heart attack, a stroke and a seizure all at the same time was epic. Billy shares about going to heaven and yes, seeing his own brother Elvis Presley.
David was right next to him during this experience and shares his side of the story in the documentary filming. When you see both of these men begin to tearfully open up about what is most important, the power of this moving dynamic duo will arrest your heart and your spirit.
THE SPIRIT OF RICK
The other day when I was talking to David and Billy, I shared with him something dear to my heart. Rick, the middle brother had been a lifelong friend until he died eighteen months ago and I do believe Rick's legacy is being carried on by David in his preaching and Billy, in his calling to share the message God gave him, "NO DOUBT & NO FEAR".
THE IMPACT OF LIZ
Another wonderful part of this story is how Liz Stanley continues to be "behind the scenes" with both Stanley brothers inspiring them to true ministry. David told me how Liz had been speaking with her and Billy shared how Liz continues to impact all of this and I could not agree more.
THE POWER OF HOPE CHURCH
Hope Community Church and the entire body of believers have surrounded these brothers and our team feels so very honored to be with them. The Memphis group is an inspiration to the entire Stanley family on a weekly basis. This is how prayer and a people group truly provide the foundation for transformation to so many.
In the coming months, we will be traveling to Memphis. Due to the pandemic and the loss of American jobs, we are seeking seed capital for Billy and David Stanley as this entire movement is birthed in the legacy of Rick and the entire family. Please be praying for this and all the activity planned.
WE NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Maybe in your heart, you would like to be part of planting seeds for this amazing story. If so, please contact us at email@example.com and consider donating today. This is a non-profit tax deductible way you can help promote this wonderful film franchise. Without financiers and support, the journey is slow. Right now, time matters to all of us.
Every day we get closer to this dream happening and it is because of you. Many of you have signed up on Facebook to be prayer partners and we are still looking for the right PRAYER CAPTAIN. If you would be interested, be sure and communicate with us soon!
God bless each one of you,
The pandemic is almost over and as the doors begin to open to the an entire industry that has been shut down, we have some prayer requests to share. These could not be be more important because without the blessing of God alone, who opens every door, we simply are a shell in everything we do.
PRAY FOR PUBLISHERS
Within the publishing industry many people have lost their jobs. Reductions in staff with the largest publishers in the world have shut down acquisitions, deterred growth and even brought some to the point of total demise. Would you pray for the companies we will be trying to talk to in the coming days. Pray for our meetings with them too.
The employees are anxious to get back to work and they need for this to happen. There is a lot of fear among those in this industry who need our help.
PRAY FOR FILM DISTRIBUTION
In speaking with MGM's executive Greg Jillian Senior VP, his response when asked with the question, "When are you all going to go back to normal," was simply, "Nobody knows as the dates keep moving".
During the Pandemic Greg's particular job was busy as he has been working at home, but waiting to report in to the office, which continues to be closed in June. We need for the film companies to open back up, but we all want safety and should do everything we can to be careful. Thank you for remembering all those in the industry who are "frozen" in the paralysis.
PRAY FOR THE RIGHT PARTNER
The right finance partner is so important. If you have someone who would be interested in co-owning the story rights with our team and Billy, don't hesitate to write us at Steph.firstname.lastname@example.org. and we will be sure and follow up with you. Thank you for remembering these requests.
Where would any of us be with out a place to come and pray. During this season of racism, rioting and unlawful protests, choose love not war. Please remember we need to be an example of peace and righteousness to the those around us. This begins with loving "All People" just like Elvis Presley and all his brothers have taught us.
When you walk through the storm, hold your head up high and don't be afraid of the dark. Billy teaches these truths in NO DOUBT, NO FEAR and this franchise promises to be the first family oriented film honoring the Presley family and the Stanley family together.
Choose love, not war,
Dr. Kevin McAfee
There are many characteristics we have learned to admire when it comes to Billy Stanley. He is extremely loyal to those who are family oriented and especially those who share his belief in Jesus. The reason is simple, Billy knows God and as a direct result of the gospel, which lived in his famous step brother, Elvis Presley, his commitment to doing the right thing for the right reasons has always been so important. God became more real to him after he literally died a few years ago and was revived.
WHAT MAKES BILLY STANLEY DIFFERENT
There are many qualities which our team has come to acknowledge and we wanted to take a moment and share those for all the Elvis fans and the people who have followed this story from the beginning.
First, Billy has always honored his family, his step family and has consistently loved the people who have been integral to his growing up years. Recently, we saw on Facebook where Billy was honoring one of the family members of Elvis. He takes the higher ground every time we hear him share. He is the first one to share his own shortcomings and somebody who is as authentic as people come.
Secondly, Billy is also a growing person of faith. His faith is not stagnant, but becoming more and more alive every day. His wife Liz and their marriage has proven to be a changing and transforming love connecting Billy to the Hope Community Church. Liz Stanley is a woman of God and she is making an eternal impact on everything their family is doing.
THE PRAYERS OF LIZ STANLEY
A beautiful part of how Liz connected to the film team is because of her prayers. She believed after Rick Stanley passed away, Billy should contact Rick's lifelong friend, Dr. Kevin McAfee. Clearly, there are no accidents, or serendipity when it comes to the power of prayer and Liz knows this part better than anyone.
Prayer has been the foundation for everything Billy wanted to do from the beginning; in helping share the story of Elvis Presley and how his brothers were welcomed into the famous family. Our team can tell you he has never been motivated to capitalize on economic benefits, but to truly tell the story as he remembered what happened focusing on the gospel.
Elvis Presley read the Bible more than any other book. Recently, his Bible was taken to Washington DC and is in the Museum of the Bible. Franklin Graham shared how Elvis read the Bible, but miraculously, the Stanley brothers were in charge of carrying his Bible. They had personal conversations of faith while on tour when Elvis was on the road.
NO DOUBT NO FEAR, the biography of Billy Stanley is being put together to share with the publishing world. Jennifer Willingham, of the EPIC AGENCY will be sharing the opportunity soon. This is going to be an exciting window into the specifics of Elvis's life. Only three boys knew of how Elvis Presley really lived as a brother, and this was Billy, Rick and David Stanley.
A POWERFUL STORY OF TRUTH
From 1960 to 1977 when Elvis Presley passed away, the events only known to the Stanley boys have been recorded and Billy is going to share the entire story both in the documentary, his book and the feature film. This has been an amazing journey and the voices who know the real story are coming together in a historic fashion.
One of the other true elements of our amazing story is the home where Billy and his brothers grew up, GRACELAND. Even during the pandemic with the historic home closed to the public, Billy and Liz remember when the first family of rock and roll lived. Recently Billy said, "It is nice to see the home functioning without thousands of people, but I know Elvis would have loved to have shared his home with the world."
This is the heart of Billy and why his powerful story of truth continues. Our team is honored to be working with Billy and Liz Stanley, the Stanley family and begin sharing elements of faith which have long been forgotten.
KEEP WATCHING FOR UPDATES
We look forward to keeping you up to date every month to share even more of the process in placing Billy's new book, NO DOUBT NO FEAR, completing the documentary and working on the feature screenplay. Please be praying for the team and we will keep you updated as we move along as a team.
Dreaming the Impossible Dream,
Your Film Team
When I stopped to read the overview from last month in preparations for April 2020, I realized the unexplainable impact on what has happened to the United States and the rest of the world in 31 days. The COVID-19 sweeping across our land and every land on the globe has radically changed everything.
Yesterday Billy posted something so beautiful on his blog. With Graceland now closed, he shared his wonderful thoughts of what it was like to see his childhood home more like normal. Even though the buses have periodically stopped for now, it reminded him of how it was when he was growing up. Billy is such an encouraging person, so I encourage you to read his wonderful stories on FB and also on here.
This day I am sitting in my own home working and contemplating the enormous need for prayer. Nobody on the news talks about prayers, until there is a catastrophe. It is almost taboo for the mainstream to even recognize the need for prayer, but I am so very thankful this is our foundation.
The virus has impacted every phase of our life. It's not just the quarantine, but the economic impact of every business in America, except the goods needed for the hospitals and the normal every day products like hand sanitizer, tissue paper and rationing of food items.
Social distancing has removed the hugs and pushed families apart during times of death. My pastor since I was five who baptized me, the reverend Jimmy Hoffman had a drive by funeral, with only ten people allowed around the gravesite service. It is a complete turnover in lifestyle.
So how do we react?
As people who believe in a Holy God and who pray, we continue to do what we have always done, but with much more fervor. We dedicate more personal time to our hope in Christ and we all recognize the need for healing. Our prayer community is now important than ever.
We are praying for every one of you who reads this blog. We want you to share it with others. If they do not have a community of prayer around them, we want to invite people to join us in prayer. I believe this is what makes everything different.
In the PASSION OF THE CHRIST, my favorite line of the movie was something Jesus said which arrested my spirit. He said, "Behold, I make all things new". Isn't it amazing how only Jesus can do this. Only Christ can turn this world around. People who do not believe, will not understand what we are saying here.
Remember to be safe and stay home. Upgrade your prayer time and invest more personal time with your God. Read the scriptures and listen to worship opportunities and pod casts filled with hope. Only dedicate a portion of your time to watching the news. Be more diligent in calling your family and friends and remember to check in often. Clean your groceries and leave packages in your garage a couple days while discarding the boxes and keeping the trash outside. Wear masks in public and don't worry about the fashion statement and only leave home if you have to.
The publishers and the major motion picture studios are all temporarily down, so please pray for all of us in business at this time to intercede for each other. Pray for Billy and Liz during this time, it will truly bless their lives and also remember they are praying for you.
Join us in all in praying as we will be praying for you.
One of the most exciting ways we can help share a story is found in building a primary work and Billy Stanley's new book promises even more exciting chapters to a life lived in the first family of Rock and Roll.
With billions of people on the planet, in 1960 there were only three little boys who would be affectionately called, "Brother" and they were Billy and his two brothers. These young boys would grow up feeling a "father's love" in the person of Elvis Presley toward them.
It has been my honor to be walking on this journey together with Billy. We wanted to take a moment and share all of the accomplishments in this first year of putting this exciting film franchise into the market. These highlights represent just a few major milestones in pouring the foundation for a house to last for decades to come.
ANNUAL HIGHLIGHTS - THE FILM FRANCHISE
January - Rick Stanley, lifelong friend to Dr. Kevin McAfee passes away from life into eternity joining his parents and Elvis Presley in heaven.
March - Billy and Liz Stanley met with Dr. Kevin McAfee & Lynn McAfee filmmakers to formalize a new agreement for development of a film franchise.
April - A website is launched ELVIS MY BROTHER based on the true story of Billy Stanley
May - Jim Gromer is brought into the family of filmmakers to schedule a trip to film Billy.
June - Pre-Production for Filming Billy's Testimony and Original Transcript is completed of the interview.
July - Corporate Brochure created for marketing and digital presence are beginning to circulate with potential investors.
August - Filming of Elvis Week, follow up meetings with Billy Stallings, Additional Filming of Billy and Kevin on set together at Graceland.
September - Management flies to LA to meet with the first round of major distributors for the franchise.
October - Epic Agency becomes formalized partner for the ELVIS MY BROTHER FILM FRANCHISE.
November - FinTrust Capital Advisors becomes integral to the wealth management portion of the new film franchise. Executive Producers are pitched.
December - NO DOUBT NO FEAR, the new book is proposed with a comprehensive outline presented to Billy Stanley from writer Dr. Kevin McAfee
January - Jennifer Willingham of the Epic Agency, Jag Gholson of FinTrust Capital Advisors meet to discuss fiscal strategies and planning.
February - Entire film team visits Graceland and tours Graceland with the Stanley Brothers celebrating Billy's birthday. Additional filming for the feature documentary is completed. The team attends church together at the HOPE CHURCH in Memphis.
NO DOUBT NO FEAR BOOK
There are many amazing steps along the journey which have taken place, but none could have happened without Rick Stanley and Elvis Presley watching over every step.
Billy's new book, NO DOUBT NO FEAR is now in full swing and Billy is putting together the first few chapters for this exciting book. Billy and I are working together to put an exciting book project together targeting the family and faith based audience.
Investors are continually needed to pay for the screenwriting for the narrative feature film, so make this a priority. If you would be interested in being part of making history, this is your season to contact us.
Have a Hound Dog Week,
What an amazing month at Graceland. We had countless new stories, old stories and even more as we explored Graceland with both Billy and David Stanley together. I am especially excited that we had such an entourage at Graceland celebrating the birthday of the King of Rock and Roll and Billy Stanley.
David was so gracious to fly in from Florida and begin to share his world with us during the trip to Graceland and also in the home of Billy and Liz Stanley. What a blessing he is to open up to joining this crusade in putting a lot of reality to the greatest entertainer who ever lived.
Prior to going to Graceland, we met with Billy Stallings, the Spa Guy to talk about authenticity, truth and hearing more wonderful stories of those Billy has had the good fortune to meet with regarding what happened behind the doors of Graceland.
The documentary is already in process and we are interviewing the Stanley boys to get "their world view" of the faith of Elvis Presley. What a beautiful way to focus on the most important slice of his life, that is often overlooked and missed.
Jennifer Willingham and Jag Gholson thank you for joining our film team as we traveled to Memphis, Tennessee. You all made the trip even more wonderful and Liz Stanley, your hospitality was amazing.
In talking with Liz this week, she was never told about the fact Rick Stanley and I were so close since 1980. Rick was one of the finest and most educated evangelists from Southwestern Seminary who graduated after he surrendered his entire life to the ministry. His famous book, Touch of Two Kings and the numerous times he appeared on Larry King Live and network television was legendary. Rick passed away one year ago last month.
This coming month, we will be meeting with film studios, talking with financiers and opening up our entire film slate where documentaries and feature films will be created. Oceania is excited to see a vision for Billy and David Stanley long term.
Continue to pray for our team out on the West Coast and we will keep everyone updated in real time.
God bless you all,
ELVIS PRESLEY'S BROTHER & FILMMAKER - STANLEY & MCAFEE JOIN FORCES
Billy Stanley and Dr. Kevin McAfee have joined forces to create and develop the motion picture ELVIS MY BROTHER. They are reaching out to financial and entertainment professionals through this website to join them in creating one of the most amazing films ever about the story of growing up with ELVIS PRESLEY. This is a PG rated film good for the whole family where they will share true stories of an amazing fun filled childhood, the rise of one of the greatest music icons in history selling over one billion records and how Elvis adopted three boys and gave them a beginning in life that changed them all forever. The loyalty shared by Elvis Presley and all three Stanley brothers was amazing. Their love for Lisa Marie Presley and her mother created the First Family of Rock and Roll. If you would like to learn more about how you can be involved in making this epic family film, contact us today.