I want to take a moment and allow each of you to stop and think of your own childhood. Do you remember your parents, the Christmas parties and the child hood memories of yesteryear as amazing, wonderful and cherished? I sure remember mine that way, in fact, it is almost perfect.
Now think of a childhood, where you are "shipped out" for Christmas to a boarding school. This is a place where you have been located as your parents have gone through a divorce. You are a little boy under the ages of seven and your two younger brothers are crying because you have been "left" during the Christmas holidays.
There is a sense of being abandoned and even rejected.
In what feels like a prison, you get a call one day you are going to be with your mother again and a big car drives to pick you up. You feel very confused, but you are excited about your new life. When you arrive, there is a party, an older man three times your age calls you brother. But this man is a huge celebrity.
Then, you are told not to ever be in photographs, to stay away from fans with cameras to avoid being kidnapped. Your world is now behind a huge gate and the walls from the outside are protected. You love the amusement park living and the exciting nature of this person who you didn't even know, is flocked by people from around the world.
In more ways than one, Elvis became the father of Billy, Rick and David Stanley. As the oldest, Billy would always do his best to watch over his brothers. Living in Graceland, in the house next door and always having access to their "leader", the boys became endeared to the greatest entertainer who ever lived.
Everybody else was a relative or friend, but Elvis would call these boys his brothers, even tho he was more of a father than their Step Father Vernon would have ever been.
In the last seventeen years of the life of Elvis Presley, there were times when Billy would be closer to Elvis than others. Billy was in many ways, his own leader and an individual who got caught up in the lifestyle that took him away from the values even his older step brother wanted him to have.
Elvis had a faith that came from his childhood, and while he was a man looking for companionship and love, things also did not work out for him. This caused him to connect with the Gospel he knew as a child. This gave Elvis peace and his witness to his brothers, carried them into a relationship with God.
This embodies the unique story of the Graceland boys running around the yard for one purpose, to be part of the most famous family in rock and roll history. There are many fans who treat them with love. Some fans treat them with disdain and hatred. Fewer fans are self proclaimed experts and have different thoughts about what they think happened, but Billy knows what happened.
What a beautiful story to tell, and OCEANIA is embarking on this journey with publishing, documentary and narrative feature films.
In the meantime, Billy is starting his own podcast and you will enjoy hearing him tell stories about what really happened coming soon.
After meeting with the publishing team at EPIC and under the leadership of Jennifer Willingham, THE FAITH OF ELVIS PRESLEY is now ready for placement. Keep our combined film, publishing and Omnimedia teams in your prayers as we seek the right partners.
Last month I spoke about the important role Liz Stanley has been in this process and as the First Lady to Billy, I want to focus this month on the kind of man Billy Stanley is.
If you have had the opportunity to see his posts and stories of his relationship to the King of Rock and Roll, it's easy to understand he is not a fan. He is one of the close family members that from the time he was seven, Elvis adopted he and his two brothers as life time brothers.
Elvis said he had always wanted a brother, since losing his identical twin at birth, the three small children being seven, six and four moved into Graceland in 1960 not really knowing what their life would turn out like.
Every year, Graceland is visited as a museum, but every year Billy walks into his childhood home and as strangers walk the halls, he remembers the meals in the kitchen, or around the table. He will reminisce about the Christmas times and the intimate celebrations.
When you go outside, he will get a tear in his eye talking about sweet memories or he will break out laughing talking about pop bottle rocket fights in the backyard, riding horses on the property or hanging out in the racquet ball court. Billy sees films inside the backyard buildings where he is riding go carts, swimming or welcoming home their new niece.
This was his life and it was not a life he asked for, but has always felt the deepest love for his family. Was the family perfect? No family is and I have heard the pain in his voice when fans or even historians become self proclaimed experts. I have seen him hold his tongue when bad things are shared.
What made Billy different? Elvis.
Elvis shared the gospel with Billy because he had always wanted to be a minister and sharing his faith with his "little brothers" became a way of living. There was conflict among family members, but never among the brothers. If there was, Elvis had a way of fixing things real quickly.
A few years ago, Billy died. His heart stopped for between eleven and fifteen minutes and he had an out of body experience. He woke up in heaven where he literally saw his brother Elvis. They had a conversation and then, miraculously Billy came back to life.
Billy was transformed and he heard the voice of God say, "No Doubt, No Fear". This is now a mantra he carries in his journey to heaven and back. He will be sharing this journey in the book and the feature documentary. Please keep our entire film team in your prayers as we seek the right Executive Producers to help us make this dream, a literal reality.
Thank you Billy for being the man you are. There are many Elvis fans who would love for you to share stories on this site too.
Love you brother,
When you are involved in the creative journey, one of the greatest challenges anyone has relates to the ethos, the brand, the image and the title.
In our circle of creatives, we have learned to "listen" for insight. Often it is a problem for a team to look before you leap. Timing is everything in this business of cinematic arts and franchising, but when you hear an idea or concept that is beautiful, you just sense it deep inside.
Liz Stanley is Billy Stanley's wife, but I want to take some time to talk about this woman. She has a heart to "listen" to God. This is a unique ability to focus on Him, His voice and His word.
A few months back, she and Billy were talking and she made a statement about what we are doing as a team and what Billy experienced when he died. She said, "You have gone to heaven and back" and she realized this was a mantra Billy should carry.
TO HEAVEN & BACK has immediately climbed to the top of rankings in what happened that fateful day in Billy's life. God has allowed only a few people to take this supernatural journey into the golden roads, but each person who has crossed over and come back have a unique voice in history.
Liz was the catalyst for Billy and Kevin to join forces. She had been following on FB the impact of the ministry of Veritas Mission Film Association. The over 1,300 prayer partners have been an amazing spiritual foundation for the entire cinematic arts and prayer community.
We want to recognize Liz for her talent and giftedness in working with her husband, Billy. Our team is so very thankful for the impact she continues to make in all of our hearts. If you are not fortunate enough to meet this woman of God, you need to make contact.
Our entire group loves you Liz and Billy and we are so thankful to be on this march with you together.
Taking care of business,
Happy New Year 2021 as the entire team will be working to become as aggressive as possible during this final chapter of the Pandemic. We want to take a few moments to go over our primary objectives.
Last year, an investment was made by Dr. Kevin McAfee and Lynn to finance film production with the Stanley Brothers, trips to Graceland and build a film franchise with no investors. Due to the fact, our company is the sole financier for the entire franchise over the past couple years, we are meeting with investors to help fund the rest of the feature documentary.
In this documentary, Billy Stanley shares one of the most thrilling and accurate account of what happened in the home of ELVIS PRESLEY from 1960 to 1977. Through the eyes of an innocent child, Billy's tears over the loss of his brothers Elvis and Rick, are quite amazing.
LIZ STANLEY - CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Thanks to Liz Stanley, whom we are adding as a Co-Executive Producer to the film documentary, the Lord is going before the entire project in every way. Jim Gromer, the director of photography and I are among the largest champions for this wonderful interview and subsequent interviews with David and Billy together.
The next phase of documentary filming will be to schedule an interview Liz and her daughter, who were also in the very room when Billy literally died. Please pray about joining us in this exciting opportunity to bring one of the greatest stories in the history of entertainment to life.
TO HEAVEN AND BACK
We want to thank Liz for coming up with this thrilling new title for NO DOUBT, NO FEAR for the possible title for the documentary feature and Billy's upcoming book. Billy and Liz were talking about the story of Billy's supernatural journey and came up with this as a team.
Jennifer Willingham is investing in a "behind the scenes" writer in the first part of 2021. We are thankful for another executive investing in Billy's story, we are humbled and honored for what this story will mean to the world.
Please pray the right publisher surfaces with Jennifer as we move forward in this film franchise.
Billy and Kevin discussed the creative process and during the holidays, began meetings for the BEAT OUTLINE. This is the first creative step in putting together a structural outline for the feature film. These were a group of preliminary meetings to discuss cadence, character analysis and plot lines.
Writing the screenplay will take approximately four to five months, once the transaction for investors is concluded. The screenplay investors will receive all their monies back first, plus a guaranteed rate of return. Then, prior to the film starting with a favorable position in the returns, they will receive an in-perpetuity "economic kicker" with a ratio of points in the net profits!
JOIN OUR FINANCIAL TEAM
Since we began this journey with Billy and Liz, we have been funding meetings with investors and investment teams. From flying to LA to meet with potential partners, to having meetings in Alabama, our goal is to secure all the funding needed for the franchise.
The story of our team financing this venture continues. We are currently trying to find the right equity partners to participate in our journey. If you love Elvis and understand the power of the gospel he shared, you may qualify to participate. The minimum investment is fifty thousand dollars and Jag Gholson, our wealth advisor along with Lynn McAfee will facilitate the administration of this process.
Our primary objective remains consistent for our intellectual properties. We are focused on having a full length feature film made from Billy's powerful story of faith. His personal testimony and faith journey can be seen by the most people and our team by creating a feature film. Oceania Omnimedia remains committed to this cinematic journey. However, the publishing doors in 2021 are moving ahead and whichever property crosses the finish line first, the better.
Do you realize what an amazing opportunity you, the public will have as it relates to investing in one of the greatest opportunities in entertainment history? Please consider the doors ahead of us and do everything you can to "share the vision" of what we are doing. Pray for Billy and Liz and our entire effort. Remember, the turtle always "wins" the race, so join us today.
Thank you for praying for us. Our 2021 is going to be exciting.
God bless you,
Dr. Kevin McAfee
Everything that Billy shares about the life of Elvis Presley was an exciting adventure for three little boys who moved into Graceland in 1960. Arriving at the home of one of the biggest rising stars in the entire music and film world was akin to living at Disneyland.
Billy shares a lot about the holidays and especially Graceland during Christmas. Elvis loved Christmas and his giving spirit was directly correlating with his love of God. In fact, the reason he kept giving all of his life, was because he told his brothers, "This is what Jesus would do".
Even today if you go to Memphis and see Graceland under the Christmas lights, you will see the enthusiasm Elvis had for Christmas. When I saw a picture of the Christmas list that Elvis put together, you would always have at the top of his list, his daughter, his step brothers, his father and everyone else.
If you get a chance, share the love of Christ this Christmas to those who need encouragement. 2020 has been the hardest year for many people and I believe it is going to get more and more challenging as time goes on. It may be 2022 when things return back to normal, we have a vaccine that is full proof and we can move ahead like our hearts desire.
Thank you for prayers this year, we are almost a year behind where we wanted to be due to Covid. Billy and I are working on the structure for the screenplay before we get with Jim to work on dialogue treatments, so please remember to keep us in your prayers.
We love you and Merry Christmas,
Kevin and Billy
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.email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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,
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.