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  • Evangelist Rick Stanley, stepbrother to Elvis, dies

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, January 09, 2019 (6 days ago)

    EUREKA, S.C. (BP) -- Rick Stanley, a stepbrother to Elvis Presley who turned to Christ two months after Presley's death in 1977 and, as an evangelist, spoke at Billy Graham-sponsored events and in a multitude of other settings, died Monday morning, Jan. 7, in Aiken, S.C.

    Stanley returned to First Baptist Church in Eureka, S.C., five years ago -- where he first gave his testimony in early 1978 and was serving as associate pastor and minister of music at the time of his death at age 65.

    John Arthur, pastor of First Baptist since 1963, said Stanley died of liver and kidney failure in Aiken Regional Medical Center's ICU. Read More