Hopson Boutot has been happily married to his wife, Holly, for over twelve years. They have four children, Jonah, Zoë, Phoebe, and Ella with another child coming through adoption in the future. He is the lead pastor of Poquoson Baptist Church in Poquoson, Virginia. Hopson received his MDiv from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and a PhD in Christian Preaching from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The issue of LGBTQ inclusivity in the United Methodist Church was supposed to be settled at that denomination's General Conference this year. However, the pandemic has delayed the conference and an inevitable schism.