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

There Are No Little Churches


A young seminary student began his question to the teacher by stating he was the pastor of a little church when he was abruptly interrupted by the professor who stated, "Young man, there are no little churches." The professor's point was: every church is God's, therefore it is big. No preacher should be embarrassed by the size of his church if it is God's church.

Filled with the Spirit


With today's technology preachers are bombarded with the newest approach or the newest method of church planting. Planning a new church plant involves considerable research and organization, but the best of plans may fall short without the blessing of God. I believe there are some methods that are better than others and that people can be assembled if enough time and money are spent. But, the real work of converting souls and changing lives requires the intervention of God. Without God's blessing no real work will be accomplished.

You Can’t Please Everyone


The Bible states believers should seek to be at peace with all men. “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.” -Rom 12:18- The Bible makes it clear that Christians should be characterized by the love of Christ rather than anger and strife. There is no excuse for poor manners or behavior once a man or woman has trusted Christ as their Savior. All Christians should be known for their virtuous lifestyle characterized by peace.