The sun is not yet up over Maranatha Baptist Church, a little red brick building in a south Georgia pecan grove, and already the line to get in wraps around the sanctuary. Some near the front of the line slept on the church porch, or even in their cars.

The crowd consists of the faithful and the curious alike: They’ve gathered here this Sunday to try to catch the Sunday school teachings of former President Jimmy Carter.

The church, located in Plains, Ga., is Carter’s home church. The former president recently announced he was diagnosed with cancer – melanoma, which has spread to his brain. But he has made it clear that he won’t give up his regular teaching at Maranatha Baptist.

‘A Mighty Fine Teacher’: Hundreds Gather For Carter’s Sunday School

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Actor meme ► Marilyn Monroe [3] Outfits
► Costume from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Designed by William Travilla.
► Costume from As Young as You Feel (1951) Designed by Renié Colney.
► Costume from The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) Designed by Beatrice Dawson.