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

Does Your Area Need A Church


More and more people are realizing the need for new churches all over America. For many years there has been a need in the northeast and the inner cities. Over the last sixty years our cities have been abandoned for the suburbs and as a consequence churches have moved to the suburbs leaving the inner cities desolate.

If It's Not Working, Fix It


Are souls being saved? Are new prospects visiting the church? Is the church growing? These are important questions that every preacher must ask himself periodically. Numbers are not always the ultimate test for success in church planting, however no results indicates something is wrong. When the church is not growing and being established the preacher must face the reality that something is wrong. If it’s not working you need to fix it. 

Treading Water


Have you ever felt like you were just barely keeping your head above the water and not making any progress in the ministry? This is called treading water and most church planters have faced this problem. There will be times where no matter how hard you try there doesn’t seem to be any progress in building the church and reaching the lost. Many times of growth happen in cycles that often are difficult to explain.