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.
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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.