The Reverend Takes Georgia

Reverend Warnock is blazing a trail of greatness. He has taken the state of Georgia with great stride. He has become the first black senator elect from Georgia. Not only that, but he’s inherited the legacy of Dr. King – he sits on the very pulpit as preacher of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, the very pulpit that Dr. King held after his father. King and his father left an indelible footprint at what is now considered one of the most sacred baptist churches in the land.

He has some big shoes to fill and those who know him and believe in his prowess to lead with love and a conscience say he is exactly what the district and senate need. He is a voice of reason and hope. He is prophetic in his sermons and he is bent on change and bringing people together. An all too necessary intention in these divisive times.

Reverend Raphael Warnock is paving a mighty legacy of his own. He’s the first black elected to this seat in this district. He’s certainly the first Reverend. His professorial way is what I love about him. He’s honest to a fault, but beautifully raw, visceral, feeling and passionate.


He is exactly the leader we need. He makes me think and evokes emotions from me at the same time. This definitely takes a certain quality and zeal – level of emotional intelligence to pull us in with love rather than divisive rhetoric that spews hate.

We need leadership that has a greater perspective. Leadership that understands humility in the face of adversity. A gliding stride and ability to move powerfully with it rather than against it. This is the agenda for the reverend who is ready to lead mightily.

Pastor Warnock taking the seat for the state of Georgia handily offers great promise and renewed hope in D.C. and the across the nation. What a refreshing outcome.

I believe in his calling. I believe in him in ways that don’t come easy for me. I believe he’s got far greater purpose. He’s on a mission to unify and level up the playing field through fairness and justice, social equity, reform and equality are just a few of the things he stands for.

Let us see. I have a tendency to intuit here on this space and I don’t do often, but when I do there is a strong sense of something deeper guiding me to proclaim an outcome or to prophesize how it will turn out. Vocalizing my clairvoyance, I guess.

The Reverend delivered his first powerful of many to come sermons after being elected.

Reverend Raphael Warnock’s first sermon as an elected official

Listen to the tenor in his voice, the urgency in his calling, the prophetic delivery, the passion and you’ll begin to get a sense of why he is the perfect candidate to lead Georgia and perhaps some day the nation. January 18, 2021

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Sue Dhillon is an Indian American writer, journalist, and trainer.

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