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

A Church Check-up


As people age they believe it is wise to regularly get a medical check-up. The purpose of a check-up is to solve problems before they become more serious and to prevent problems before they occur. A church check-up can also serve a very profitable purpose after a new church gets established.

Rainbows, Butterflies, and Fairy Tales


Rainbows and butterflies belong in a fairy tale book in which everyone lives in a make-believe world, where no one works a job and everyone is happy all the time. There is no stress and no sadness. Starting a church is nothing like a fairy tale.

Granddaddy's Church


One of the many reasons we need to start new churches is the stagnation of established churches. As a church matures it loses its energy and often people become complacent. I have heard people refer to their church as belonging to their granddaddy.