Thursday, August 23, 2007

'The King' is coming back to Brock Township

From (Peterborough, Ontario):

Well, he may not be Elvis, but he looks and sounds just like him.

Dorian Baxter, also known as Elvis Priestly, will be taking the stage at the Beaverton Legion Sept. 8. The fundraising concert/dance is a fundraiser in memory of Thora Horan, a lifelong Beaverton resident and avid Elvis fan who passed away last September after a lengthy battle against cancer. . .

[Baxter] first heard Elvis as a youngster in Mombasa, Kenya and quickly learned how to imitate The King.

"I've been doing Elvis for more than 50 years," he said. "I've done Elvis longer than Elvis did Elvis. Mind you, no one does it better than he did."

Mr. Baxter immigrated to Canada in 1968 and enrolled in teacher's college. His impersonation grew better over his three decades as a teacher and he began working as Elvis professionally in 1983, the same year he was ordained as an Anglican priest.

A few years ago, he formed Christ the King, Graceland Independent Anglican Church [of Canada] in Newmarket, where he presides in full Elvis regalia. . .

And from the church's Web site:
Reverend Baxter's Elvis Sermon stands for

E ... everlasting life
L ... love of Jesus
V ... vitality of Father, Son & Holy Ghost
I ... inspiration- God gives daily
S ... salvation in the shed blood of the lamb

Read it all.

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