The Reverend Raphael Warnock is headed to the U.S Senate.

The Democratic candidate defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler in a close race that constituted one of two January runoff elections for Georgia’s two senate seats. Warnock’s victory is a huge victory for Black Americans, the Democratic Party, and the 51-year-old reverend himself. And while the race has thrown the socially and politically active Warnock in the spotlight, many people are just getting to know the progressive pastor who will now be representing the state of Georgia on Capitol Hill.

Thus, here are seven more reasons to be proud of Warnock and his groundbreaking victory.