Baptist Church Leader Arrested for Soliciting Dog Sex on Craigslist

A Missouri Baptist conference center is seeking a new CEO after its current leader was arrested while allegedly trying to arrange sex with a dog and an unnamed other animal on Craigslist.

Police said Jerry Hill, of Boone County, Mo.'s Windermere Baptist Conference Center, was arrested Tuesday afternoon for attempted unlawful sex with an animal and attempted animal abuse.

The Columbia Tribune reports the investigation started with a Craigslist ad seeking two types of animals—one was a dog, police declined to comment on the other. Investigators responded to the ad, offering up a dog for sex, and Hill was arrested when he showed up to meet them.

"We are concerned for the well-being of Jerry...and we are also concerned with the well-being of Windermere," Windermere chairman of the board Arthur Mallory said, according to Baptist news site Word and Way. "Windermere will continue to function in a good way.... It is a significant piece of God's kingdom's work."

Windermere, a massive facility that includes a water park, spelunking caves, and a paintball course, bills itself as "a dedicated, Christ-like team" providing "a Christian setting in which life changing experiences may occur."

Hill is currently free after paying a $1,000 bond.

[H/T JoeMyGod, Photo: Boone County Sheriff]