ABC Radio in Aussie with John X and his Good Morning Breakfast Show with the other Daryl R. Peebles.  INTERVIEW!  Notice that there is the typical time delay between hearing the question and sending the answer.

Daryl R. Peebles and Darryl R. Peebles together again on the air before the 2017 World Tour “Link the World with Love through Service” takes off.  ENJOY LISTENING TO THESE TWO GUYS BOTH FROM THEIR OWN “SOUTH.”

The Burlington Times News – Burlington, North Carolina

GRAHAM — Among the things Darryl Peebles gives his time to are the Lions Club, fire department, his church and his city.

He knows he is not alone.

“They do it all around the world, and that is one of the things that holds us together,” Peebles said, “and we’re more alike than we are different.”

On Sept. 18, Peebles, 68, and his wife Rhonda plan to take off on a two-month, 24-city, 12-, maybe 13-country tour to meet some of the people serving their communities, see the organizations they work with, and recognize them for the roles they play. He calls it the “Link the World With Love Through Service” 2017 world tour to highlight people who serve their communities daily.

“I had a vision,” Peebles said. “The world needed something positive to help lift people who wake up in the morning, they go to work, and they serve their communities.”

In each city, Peebles will give an award to the city government, the Lions Club, the fire department and a church, and to an individual within each of those organizations chosen by the locals, all signed by people from those sister organizations in Graham. It comes to about 160 awards.

He considers this a mission trip.

Originally, Peebles wanted to leave this spring, but a computer crash lost a lot of the plans he had made and contact information for literally thousands of people.

“So I got a new computer and started from scratch,” Peebles said.

WHILE HE SAYS HE doesn’t have a regular job, Peebles has been the pastor of Historic Providence Christian Church for 38 of its 253 years. He also went on 50 calls with the Graham Fire Department last month. Because his schedule is flexible, he is often available when other volunteers are working. He also has a business as a comedian and magician.

don’t go to a job,” he said. “My work is my life — I’m on 24-seven.”

Pastor is a second career, and it brought the Alabama native to Graham, where he made his life. Peebles was part of starting the local Crop Walk to fight hunger, and Allied Churches, the homeless shelter and now food pantry.

PEEBLES ALSO PLANS to make a few stops for personal reasons. Early in the trip, according to his itinerary, Peebles will visit Scotland — including a small town called Peebles — and do some research on a place called Fife, where he believes a Captain Peebles left Scotland for America in the tumultuous mid-17th century.

Later in the trip, he will also visit Daryl Peebles in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, a man he found on the Internet with not only a nearly identical name, but a remarkably, if not eerily, similar life. In part he wants to see through DNA testing whether they are both descendants of Captain Peebles, which would make them first cousins 13 generations removed.

The two of them met when the Australian Peebles came to the United States more than 10 years ago, and they performed together. Graham’s Peebles has never been to visit the man he calls his clone.

ALL THIS WILL not be cheap. Peebles estimates it will cost about $40,000. Between his own savings and contributions he has already received, Peebles is about a third of the way there, so he will be fundraising pretty intensely through the summer. He is thinking about T-shirts and wristbands as inducements.

Those who want to contribute can write checks to the Historic Providence Church, but mark them “2017 world mission trip,” and send them to P.O. Box 405, Graham, N.C. 27253.

“I just think it’s a way to bring people together and focus them on something good,” Peebles said.

Reporter Isaac Groves can be reached at igroves@thetimesnews.com or 336-506-3045. Follow him on Twitter at @tnigroves

**********************************************************************************************************

First class service with The Tonight Show