The executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) resigned on January 7, 2011, "due to immoral behavior with a woman," the organization announced.
Dr. David Tolliver had led the 600,000-member state convention, which is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, since February 2009, according to the Christian Post website.
Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, said in a statement, "It is disheartening to learn of any fellow believer succumbing to sinful choices. It is doubly so when the individual is in a visible and trusted role of ministry leadership."
Tolliver, 60, is married with two children and two grandchildren. Prior to joining MBC, he served as a Baptist pastor to three Missouri churches.