Birth Name: Raphael Gamaliel Warnock
Place of Birth: Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 23, 1969
The Rev. Raphael Warnock is an American pastor and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been a U.S. Senator from Georgia, since January 20, 2021. He has been senior pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta since 2005. He is the first African-American to serve as a U.S. Senator from Georgia.
The Rev. Raphael is the son of Verlene and Jonathan Warnock, and is the eleventh of twelve children. His parents are Pentecostal pastors. His father also had a small car restoration business. The Rev. Raphael grew up in public housing.
He has two children with his former wife Oulèye Ndoye.
Raphael’s paternal grandfather was Samuel F. Warnock (the son of Madison Warnock and Caroline Garrison). Samuel was born in Georgia. Caroline was the daughter of Sam Garrison and Martha Crawford.
Raphael’s paternal grandmother was Carrie Lovett (the daughter of James Marcus Lovett and Martha Warnock). Carrie was born in Georgia.
Raphael’s maternal grandfather was James Alphonso Brooks (the son of Willie Brooks and Julia Moore). James was born in Florida.
Raphael’s maternal grandmother was Lucinda Armstrong (the daughter of James Armstrong and Lucinda Lee). Raphael’s grandmother Lucinda was born in Georgia.