ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Baptist Convention says its executive director has resigned due to what it describes as "immoral behavior with a woman."
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday that the Rev. David Tolliver had led the 600,000-member state arm of the Southern Baptist Convention since February 2009.
The organization said in a news release Friday that his departure was immediate.
The release said that one of the organization's leaders, Jay Hughes, will fill in as executive director until a permanent replacement is named.
No additional details were provided, and the Missouri Baptist Convention was closed Sunday. There was no immediate response to e-mail messages that The Associated Press sent to two of the organization's officials.
Tolliver also didn't return a phone call from the AP.