Your Ministry

Emily Marie Palmer

One of the many controversial aspects of the Elvis legacy is the link to spirituality that has arisen over the years among Elvis fans.

“I have had people in audiences actually refer to my Elvis tribute as “your ministry”, and I was taken aback the first time someone said that to me, but it’s actually very true. It lets me affect people with joy or happiness, it lets me raise their spirits, it lets us share the experience of great songs that I’ve loved for many years. All of that reflects the range of emotions of who I am. I like the connectedness of an audience, I don’t feel separate from them, just a different role in it.”