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.

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Where Are the Men?


When God needs a job done He looks for a man.  And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. -- Ezekiel 22:30. Male leadership is sadly lacking in our society today. 



Christians in a new church enter into a wonderful and new relationship with Christ and their fellow believers. Often people have told me that they feel closer to their new friends in their church family than their own flesh and blood. Very often this is true.



When it comes to church planting there is an intangible quality that is called initiative. Some people have it and others don’t. Without initiative a man needs someone to prompt him to do his duties, but when a man has it he is self-motivated and his accomplishments come from his personal drive and desire. Factory workers punch a clock when they arrive at work and punch out when they leave. Everything is organized and scheduled for them and they simply must follow the schedule. But when you don’t have a regular schedule you have to organize your life and schedule your own plans.