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    Vicar quits to become Elvis impersonator

    -A Church of England vicar has left his congregation all shook up after quitting his job - to become an Elvis Presley impersonator.

    The Reverend Andy Kelso, 64, ditched his dog collar to wear a high collar and jewelled white jump suit after saying he had a calling from God.

    Now, the father of five has been dubbed 'Elvis Priestly' after he stopped preaching from the pulpit to belt out The King's classics to other churches, packed-out pubs, clubs and old folks homes near his former vicarage.-A Church of England vicar has left his congregation all shook up after quitting his job - to become an Elvis Presley impersonator.

    The Reverend Andy Kelso, 64, ditched his dog collar to wear a high collar and jewelled white jump suit after saying he had a calling from God.

    Now, the father of five has been dubbed 'Elvis Priestly' after he stopped preaching from the pulpit to belt out The King's classics to other churches, packed-out pubs, clubs and old folks homes near his former vicarage.

    And despite his amazing career switch, the Rev Kelso's Elvis Gospel Tribute Act has become a heavenly hit with his former congregation at Christ Church in Matchborough, near Redditch, Worcestershire.

    The Rev Kelso - married to hospice nurse Charmian, 62 - said: 'I think people don't realise that Elvis loved his gospel songs so much.
    'My whole desire is to build bridges with people and Elvis, I believe, is a fantastic link.

    'I see it as a form of reaching out to people, using the king of rock 'n' roll to introduce people to Jesus, hopefully in a way that will be fun.'

    The Rev Kelso, a grandfather of six whose children are in their 20s and 30s, decided on his career path as an Elvis impersonator last year.

    He said: 'One day I was out walking the dogs in between church services and I felt God say to me very strongly...

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ersonator.html

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    There's a video in the article. Not really a convincing Elvis.

    However, if it gives him a captive audience to tell people about Jesus and he can make a living at it, then I guess it's worth it.

    We went to a wedding about 15 yrs ago where the bride and groom flew in an Elvis Impersonator to do the ceremony. I think he was a minister and not just a licensed JP or whatever. Made for a fun time, but he didn't get to preach, he just did the ceremony and sang a few songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.J. View Post
    There's a video in the article. Not really a convincing Elvis.
    I caught that too:


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    Maybe he just wants to be like Cardinal TT.

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    Interesting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan View Post
    Maybe he just wants to be like Cardinal TT.
    Looks more like Muammar Qaddafi than E !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan View Post
    Maybe he just wants to be like Cardinal TT.

    I inspire many but he looks like a very cheap version

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