The text of MBC President John Marshall’s email to the MBC Exec Board

Following is the text of the email of MBC President John Marshall, pastor, Second Baptist Church, Springfield, sent Friday (Jan. 7) to members of the MBC Executive Board announcing David Tolliver’s resignation as MBC Executive Director:

As MBC President, it is my sad duty to write painful news to you this morning.  Our Executive Director, Dr. David Tolliver, tendered his resignation to me yesterday afternoon, effective immediately.  As you read this, two other MBC officers and I are meeting with our Executive Board staff to communicate this devastating information.

Yesterday Dr. Tolliver met with a DOM and a pastor.  Wesley Hammond and I were asked to attend, but before we arrived, Dr. Tolliver had already resigned in response to allegations being made by a woman.  Other circumstances behind David’s decision will be shared at a special called Executive Board meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, January 14.  The Administrative Committee will meet at 1:00 p.m. that day.  All deliberations will be in executive session.

At this moment, all our energy must be directed toward ministering to our personnel in the Baptist Building.  Jay Hughes will serve as acting interim director until the Administrative Committee can bring a final recommendation to the Executive Board for approval.

Please pray.  God bless you.


Brother John 3:16 Marshall

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One Response to The text of MBC President John Marshall’s email to the MBC Exec Board

  1. Jamie Hitt says:

    I was there. It was an extremely sad day for MBC and all Missouri Baptists. Please continue praying for the Tollivers, MBC Staff, Ex. Board, and our churches.

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