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

The Cost of Living


After surrendering to God’s call to church planting the next step will be locating the right location. Although, there are many considerations in finding the place of God’s calling it does come down to where God wants you to go. If, after considerable prayer and research you feel led to an expensive and populous city the cost of living should not deter you from going.

A Friend of Sinners


Jesus was accused of being a friend of sinners. The precise phrase “friend of sinners” is mentioned twice in the Gospels, in Matthew 11:19 - “The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.” and Luke 7:34 – “The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!” The naysayers of the day, the religious aristocracy, criticized Jesus as a “glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.” Of course He was not a glutton or a drunkard but He did show love to sinners and publicans.

An Ode to the Church Van


Oh, I wish we had a church van; It is my prayer and desire. If we pray and give, it will come true. We must believe, we’ll have one or two.