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Elvis encourages people to explore their faith

It's claimed the gospel songs of Elvis can provide a starting point for people wanting to explore their spirituality.

President of the Elvis Gospel Fan club Madeline Wilson thinks his songs are a clear demonstration of the singer's faith and provide a great opener for others to explore theirs.

Her club are holding a special service in Yorkshire this Sunday for the Elvis Weekender festival.

Emmanuel Church in Bridlington will play recordings of some of the King's most famous gospel songs and there'll be live performances from tribute artists.

The Bishop of Selby, the Rt Rev Martin Wallace, will share stories of his adventures in Las Vegas, Memphis and Nashville.

Dr Tony Stone, former chaplain of the London Palladium, will also be addressing the question "What is the Gospel?"

Madeline told Premier's News Hour she believes Elvis was a man of God:

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