Morehouse College Graduate Takes the Helm at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Raphael Gamaliel Warnock was named the fifth pastor of the 119-year-old, 2,200-member Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Martin Luther King Jr. was pastor of the church from 1960 to 1968.

Warnock, who gave his first sermon at age 11, is a 1991 graduate of Morehouse College where he majored in psychology. Now 36 years old, Warnock holds a master of divinity degree and a master of philosophy degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in systematic theology at Union Theological Seminary.