Raphael Warnock, U.S. Senator from Georgia

Raphael Warnock

U.S. Senator from Georgia

Raphael Gamaliel Warnock was born in July 1969  in Savannah, Georgia. He received his undergraduate psychology degree from Moorhouse College and earned a Master of Divinity, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy degree from Union Theological Seminary, a school affiliated with Columbia University. 

He worked as the youth pastor and then assistant pastor at Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York. He was senior pastor at Douglas Memorial Community Church in Baltimore, Maryland. After a year there, he became senior pastor of the Ebeneezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a frequent political activist In Georgia issues. 

In a runoff election, Warnock was elected to the United States Senate in January 2021. Because he was taking over a vacated seat, he will need to run again in 2022 in order to secure a full 6-year term in the Senate. 

He is divorced from Oulèye Ndoye with whom he had two children. He is a Baptist. 

In the News…

A group of Senators, including Raphael Warnock of Georgia, would like an accounting from the Agriculture Department on how much progress it has made in addressing discrimination against Black American farmers. 

Warnock, along with Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, said an agency within the department with the task of dealing with decades of bias in farm programs “repeatedly failed to protect the right of Black farmers and staff.” 

“Farmers of color have experienced discrimination, including land and wealth loss, been denied access to federal relief and support programs, and had their civil-rights claims ignored,” the senators wrote in a letter sent to Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack. 

The senators asked that the USDA produce information by June 14 on its action to address racial discrimination including what recommendations from the inspector general have been implemented and the average processing time for complaints in 2021. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Warnock today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Raphael Warnock 
Senator from Georgia 
388 Russell Senate Office Building 
Washington, DC 20510 


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