Raphael Warnock
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Raphael Warnock

Democrat

American politician and pastor

Georgia

Addresses

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Washington, D.C.
Suite B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC. 20510
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Raphael Warnock

American politician and pastor
Summary
Experience
51
Years of Age
4
Months of Experience
GAResidence (state)

Raphael Gamaliel Warnock (born July 23, 1969) is an American pastor and politician serving as the junior United States senator from Georgia since 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, he assumed office on January 20, 2021.Warnock was the senior pastor of Douglas Memorial Community Church until 2005, when he became senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. He came to prominence in Georgia politics as a leading activist in the campaign to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Warnock defeated incumbent Kelly Loeffler in the runoff in Georgia's 2020–21 United States Senate special election on January 5, 2021. The same day, fellow Democrat Jon Ossoff won the runoff for Georgia's other Senate seat against Republican David Perdue. Warnock and Ossoff are the first Democrats elected to the U.S. Senate from Georgia since Zell Miller in 2000. Warnock is the first African American to represent Georgia in the Senate and the first African-American Democrat elected to a Senate seat by a former state of the Confederacy.

Experience

Education

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Morehouse College
BA Psychology
1991
Union Theological Seminary
MDiv/MPhil
Union Theological Seminary
PhD Systematic Theology

Past Positions

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Senator
United States Senate, Georgia
2021 - Current
Senior Pastor
Ebenezer Baptist Church
2005 - Current
Former Intern
Sixth Avenue Baptist Church of Birmingham, Alabama
Former Senior Pastor
Douglas Memorial Community Church of Baltimore
Former Youth Pastor
Abyssinian Baptist Church of New York City

Other Experience

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Lifetime Member
NAACP
Current
Member
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated
Current
Member
Martin Luther King, Junior Board of Preachers
Current
Member
100 Black Men of Atlanta, Incorporated
Current
Chair
New Georgia Project
2017 - 2020
Graduate
Leadership Atlanta
Graduate
Summer Leadership Institute of Harvard University
Graduate
Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership Program
Member
National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS