Reverend Raphael Warnock has been a supporter of welcoming refugees and immigrants and building a robust refugee resettlement program during his first two years in the US Senate. Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes public housing in Savannah in a family that was “short on money, but long on faith, love and humor”. Warnock and his eleven brothers and sisters were taught the meaning of hard work. With the help of low-interest student loans and Pell Grant, Warnockl graduated, earned a Ph.D., and was ordained in the ministry. He was chosen to serve as Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the former pulpit of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was the youngest pastor selected to serve in that leadership role at the historic church. Elected to the Senate in 2020, Reverend Warnock believes his impact does not stop at the church door, and has been an advocate to expand health care coverage and to ensure hardworking Georgians can make a living wage.