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.

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Along with the warm summer months come vacations. Schools are out and church attendance usually drops simply because there are more people gone than any other time of the year. Lower attendance can be discouraging however, the summer is a great time to reach lost souls and add to the church.



Churches are built with imperfect people. God’s saving grace changes a person by giving them a new nature. However, new believers soon learn that the old nature has not been eradicated. Generally the immediate change that comes at salvation has an initial effect, but in time the old nature can creep back into one’s behavior.

Stadiums or Storefronts


Finding a meeting place is one of the most difficult tasks of starting a church. Your meeting place is very important because it represents your philosophy of ministry. People want to know if this church will be organized, run properly and maintain the highest spiritual goals. Everyone would love to have a traditional church building in which to meet but that is rarely a possibility.