Central Baptist Church of Southington Connecticut


Church Planting

Bob McKeever Portrait SmallDr. Robert McKeever was a native New Englander, born and reared in Bangor, Maine. At the age of seven, he was led to the Lord by a missionary church planter Bill White, who founded the Bible Baptist Church in Bangor.

While attending Bible College, Dr. McKeever planted his first church in Scottsboro, Alabama. During the next thirty years God used Dr. McKeever to start several churches in New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.At the height of his ministry in 2004, Dr. McKeever was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He was serving at that time as director of New England School of the Bible, a ministry of Central Baptist Church in Southington, Connecticut; New England director for Baptist International Missions, coordinator for the Church Planting Schools conducted all over North America; and preaching at several mission conferences each year.

On October 31, 2005, after a long painful struggle with cancer, Dr. McKeever went home to be with the Lord. His life and testimony were a powerful influence on young people, preachers, and all Christians who were privileged to know him.

To honor the life-long ministry of Dr. Robert McKeever, this site is dedicated to the advancement of two ministries that were closest to his heart: church planting and revival.

Recent Articles

Make Our Churches Great Again


A theme we have been hearing frequently is, “Make America Great Again.” We would all like to see a greater America and hopefully this vision will be realized. However, America will not be great again unless our churches become great again. Colonial America became strong and independent because of the moral fiber of its early citizens.

Waking Eutychus


The account of Eutychus in the book of Acts informs us of an interesting church service. Eutychus was a young man who, while attending a church service, fell asleep and fell from a third story window. And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead. - - Acts 20:9.

Make a Joyful Noise


In Psalm one hundred verse one the writer admonishes believers to, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.” Christians can heed this advice through playing instruments or through singing, especially in the church services. Music is an important part of any church, especially a new church. In a new church there will be many challenges to establishing a well-balanced music program. Music reveals a lot about the church’s belief system.