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

When the Honeymoon's Over


The Bible states we are to be “instant in season, out of season.” It does not take long in the ministry to realize some seasons are better than others. Everyone’s ministry will be comprised of lows and highs, but we must learn to be faithful no matter what the circumstances may be.

Get Organized


Preachers must be organized if they want to reach their highest potential in the ministry. Failure to be organized can be costly. A follow up visit may be missed that could have resulted in the salvation of a lost soul. A bill may be paid late resulting in a late fee. Failure to file the proper forms in a timely manner to the IRS could be devastating. Being disorganized can result in money problems either for the church, the pastor or both. A lack of organization will at the very least result in inefficiency for the ministry.

Overcoming Jealousy and Envy


Sad to say, some of God’s men are guilty of the sin of jealousy. Jealous pastors can cause many problems, not only for themselves, but for their congregations. Church planters are especially vulnerable to this sin. Comparing your ministry to other ministries sets a dangerous precedent that will eventually hinder the work of God. “For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves:” -- 2 Corinthians 10:12