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

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.

Millennials, Yuppies, and Baby Boomers


Times are changing more rapidly than ever before in history. The changing times affect every aspect of our lives including our church life. How do the cultural shifts in the world affect planting and building churches? With today’s modern technology changing so rapidly it is difficult to keep up with the latest trends and fads. How important is it for church planters to keep up with the latest technology and adapt to the changing culture? Is it necessary to be culturally relevant? To answer these questions it is important to consider history.

Make Our Churches Great Again


A theme we have been hearing frequently is, “Make America Great Again.” We would all like to see a greater America and hopefully this vision will be realized. However, America will not be great again unless our churches become great again. Colonial America became strong and independent because of the moral fiber of its early citizens.