Elvis Presley's step brother publicly recognizes Rod Blagojevich at suburban church

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was front-and-center for a motivational speech by Elvis Presley's stepbrother at a suburban Chicago church.

Rick Stanley quickly picked the embattled politician and former contestant on "The Celebrity Apprentice" out of the Saturday night crowd at the First Church of the Nazarene in Oak Lawn, the Chicago
Sun-Times reported Sunday.

Former Illinois governor and life-long Elvis Presley admirer Rod Blagojevich has accepted an invitation to attend a speaking event featuring Rick Stanley, one of Elvis' stepbrothers to be held at the Oak Lawn First Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, April 24th at 6:30pm.

"He is probably the most well-known Elvis fan there is in Chicago and I thought he would enjoy meeting Rick and hearing what he had say," says Jeff Grindle, associate pastor at the church and organizer of the event. "I also wanted the governor to know that I was praying for him and he had a friend here."

Stanley is one of the three stepbrothers Presley had when his father remarried. In a true, rags-to-riches story, Stanley went from living at a foster care facility to living with Elvis at Graceland. In his insightful look into Elvis' inner circle and private life, Stanley shares the details of Presley's generous and loving nature.