Raphael Warnock

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Raphael Warnock
Warnock in August 2020
United States Senator
from Georgia
Assumed office
January 20, 2021
Serving with Jon Ossoff
Preceded byKelly Loeffler
Personal details
Raphael Gamaliel Warnock

(1969-07-23) July 23, 1969 (age 54)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Oulèye Ndoye
(m. 2016; div. 2020)
EducationMorehouse College (BA)
Union Theological Seminary (MDiv, MPhil, PhD)
WebsiteCampaign website
ChurchEbenezer Baptist Church

Raphael Gamaliel Warnock (born July 23, 1969) is an American pastor and politician. He is the Junior United States Senator from Georgia since 2021.

He has been the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta since 2005, the same church Martin Luther King Jr. was pastor for.

Warnock ran in the 2020 Senate special election in Georgia against Senator Kelly Loeffler.[1] In November 2020, Loeffler and Warnock advanced to the January 5, 2021 run-off election where he would go on to beat Loeffler.[2] He later defeated former football player Herschel Walker in the 2022 runoff election.

Warnock was born in Savannah, Georgia.

References[change | change source]

  1. Fausset, Richard (January 30, 2020). "Citing 'Soul of Our Democracy,' Pastor of Dr. King's Church Enters Senate Race". The New York Times. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  2. Barrow, Bill; Bynum, Russ; Peoples, Steve (January 6, 2020). "Warnock makes history with Senate win as Dems near majority". Associated Press. (11:05 am EST [see tweet https://twitter.com/AP/status/1346714442915000320])