The service will start at 10:45 a.m. Stanley, who was Elvis Presley’s stepbrother, today is one of America’s most respected evangelists.
In 1960, Rick and his two brothers were living in Virginia when his mother, Dee Stanley, married Elvis’ widowed father, Vernon Presley, and took them to live at Graceland. Rick was 6-years-old, and Elvis was 25.
As Rick grew older he traveled with Elvis as his personal assistant and bodyguard. The lifestyle eventually led to a dependence on alcohol and narcotics.
When Elvis died in August 1977, Rick thought his life was over since it had been centered on his big brother for so many years.
Through the consistent prayer of a high school friend, Robyn Moye, Rick gave what was left of his life to Jesus Christ. He was miraculously delivered from his alcohol and drug dependencies.
Sensing God calling him into the ministry, Rick attended Criswell College in Dallas, Texas on a full scholarship provided to him by Dr. W. A. Criswell after hearing Rick’s story. He went to do his graduate studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Rick also went on to marry that high school friend — and he and Robyn have two daughters, Brittany and Bethany. Rick has appeared on “Good Morning America”, “Regis and Kathie Lee”, “20/20”, “Larry King Live” and many other television programs. He has also spoken at Billy Graham crusades.