2012 The Root 100

Raphael G. Warnock is senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

  • Influence: 159.9
  • Reach: 8.1
  • Substance: 7.5
  • Media Mentions: 167
  • Internet Mentions: 1260
  • Twitter Followers: 573
  • Raphael G. Warnock

  • Pastor at Martin Luther King Jr.'s home church and a fierce advocate for civil rights and criminal justice.
  • Job: Senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church
  • Sector: Community
  • Twitter: @raphaelgwarnock
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Age: 42
  • Bio: Never one to shy away from hot-button topics, the Rev. Raphael Warnock continued that tradition on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year when he called out Newt Gingrich for race-baiting. Warnock also joined forces with other ministers to demand that Village Media end its predatory sex ads. And as soon as he was finished working on the Troy Davis death-penalty case, he found himself in the midst of the Trayvon Martin case. In honor of the slain teen, Warnock wore a hoodie while preaching to more than 2,500 congregants at an 11 a.m. service in March. Like his Facebook page.