Raphael Warnock Biography, Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Children, Ethnicity
Raphael Warnock is an American pastor and politician who has been the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta since 2005 and the junior United States Senator from Georgia since 2021.
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Raphael Warnock Biography
Raphael Gamaliel Warnock (born July 23, 1969) is an American Baptist 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.
Raphael Warnock Early Life, Parents
Warnock was born in Savannah, Georgia, on July 23, 1969. He grew up in public housing as the eleventh of twelve children born to Verlene and Jonathan Warnock, both Pentecostal pastors. His father served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he learned automobile mechanics and welding, and subsequently opened a small car restoration business where he restored junked cars for resale. His mother picked cotton and tobacco in the summers in Waycross, Georgia, as a teenager and became a pastor.
Raphael Warnock Education
Warnock graduated from Sol C. Johnson High School in 1987, and, having wanted to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr., attended Morehouse College, from which he graduated cum laude in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He credits his participation in the Upward Bound program for making him college-ready, as he was able to enroll in early college courses through Savannah State University. He then earned Master of Divinity, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Union Theological Seminary, a school affiliated with Columbia University.
Raphael Warnock Career
Warnock began his ministry as an intern and licentiate at the Sixth Avenue Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama, under the civil rights movement leader John Thomas Porter. In the 1990s, he served as youth pastor and then assistant pastor at Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York. While Warnock was pastor at Abyssinian, the church declined to hire workfare recipients as part of organized opposition to then-mayor Rudy Giuliani's workfare program. The church also hosted Fidel Castro on October 22, 1995, while Warnock was youth pastor. There is no evidence Warnock was involved in that decision. During the 2020–21 United States Senate special election in Georgia, his campaign refused to say whether Warnock attended the event.
In the 2000s, Warnock was senior pastor at Douglas Memorial Community Church in Baltimore, Maryland, for four and a half years. He and an assistant minister were arrested and charged with obstructing a police investigation into suspected child abuse at a summer camp run the church ran. The police report called Warnock “extremely uncooperative and disruptive”. Warnock had demanded that the counselors have lawyers present when being interviewed by police. The charges were later dropped with the deputy state's attorney's acknowledgment that it had been a “miscommunication”, adding that Warnock had aided the investigation and that prosecution would be a waste of resources. Warnock said he was merely asserting that lawyers should be present during the interviews and that he had intervened to ensure that an adult was present while a juvenile suspect was being questioned.
In January 2020, Warnock decided to run in the 2020 special election for the United States Senate seat held by Kelly Loeffler, who was appointed after Johnny Isakson's resignation. He was endorsed by Democratic senators Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker, Sherrod Brown, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jeff Merkley, Chris Murphy, Bernie Sanders, Brian Schatz, and Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Stacey Abrams, and former presidents Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter. Several players of the Atlanta Dream, a WNBA team Loeffler co-owned at the time, wore shirts endorsing Warnock in response to controversial comments Loeffler made about the Black Lives Matter movement.
On January 27, 2021, Warnock announced that he would seek election to a full term in 2022. Since no candidate received a majority of the vote in the general election on November 8, 2022, he faced Republican nominee Herschel Walker in a runoff election on December 6, who he defeated.
On January 20, 2021, Warnock was sworn into the United States Senate in the 117th Congress by Vice President Kamala Harris
In January 2022, when former U.S. senator Johnny Isakson died, Warnock introduced a Senate resolution to honor Isakson, which was enacted with bipartisan support, while commenting that Isakson was “a patriot, a public servant” who “knew how to show up for people”.
In October 2022, a bill by Warnock and Senator Jon Ossoff was enacted into law, naming a United States Post Office building in Atlanta, Georgia after John Lewis, who was a U.S. representative for Atlanta until his death in 2020.
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Raphael Warnock Height
How tall is Raphael Warnock? Raphael Warnock is 5 ft. 8 inches tall.
Raphael Warnock Weight
How much does Raphael Warnock weigh? What is Raphael Warnock's weight? Raphael Warnock weighs 150 lb.
Raphael Warnock Wife
Warnock married Oulèye Ndoye in a public ceremony on February 14, 2016; the couple had held a private ceremony in January. They have two children. The couple separated in November 2019, and their divorce was finalized in 2020.
In March 2020, when Warnock and Ndoye were going through divorce proceedings, Ndoye accused Warnock of running over her foot with his car during a verbal argument; Warnock denied the accusation. According to a Atlanta Police Department report, after Warnock called police to the scene, Ndoye was reluctant to show her foot to the responding police officer, who “did not see any signs that Ms. Ouleye's foot was ran over”; medical professionals then arrived at the scene, but were “not able to locate any swelling, redness, or bruising or broken bones” on Ndoye's foot. Police did not charge Warnock with any crimes regarding the incident.
Raphael Warnock Net Worth
Raphael Warnock has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Warnock is an American Baptist politician and pastor who has been Georgia's junior senator since 2021. He is a Democrat and he took office on January 20, 2021.