Robert Morris, the senior pastor of a megachurch in the Dallas area, resigned on Tuesday following the revelation of inappropriate relationship claims involving a 12-year-old, CNN reported:

“In a statement obtained by CNN affiliate WFAA, the Board of Elders of Gateway Church said that prior to June 14, they didn’t have all the facts of the abuse.

“The board said it has retained a law firm to conduct an independent review of the report of past abuse to fully understand the events that took place from 1982-1987.

“’The elders’ prior understanding was that Morris’s extramarital relationship, which he discussed many times throughout his ministry, was with ‘a young lady’ and not abuse of a 12-year-old child,’ the statement reads.

“’Even though it occurred many years before Gateway was established, as leaders of the church, we regret that we did not have the information that we now have.’

“The elders said they were ‘heartbroken and appalled’ and expressed sympathy to the victim and her family.”

To read the entire CNN article, click HERE.