Dr. 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.
I recently made a long list of friends that I have gained over the years. The list includes preachers, missionaries, evangelists, Christian laymen, family members and teachers. I was reminded that each one had become a part of who I am. It has been said that, “you will be the same tomorrow as you are today except for the people you meet or the books you read.” Our friends not only define who we are, they help us become who we are.
As a young child I remember my grandfather taking me to a local junkyard. Junkyards were common during that era and almost every community had one. They usually contained old cars, broken machinery, a variety of scrap metal and junk. This one belonged to Jesse Goodman and much of the community considered it an eyesore. Amidst the scrap metal, discarded machinery and outdated tools I found what I considered many wonderful treasures. The junk yard often provided a part for a special of need for my grandfather to repair something on the farm. To a young child it seemed like a goldmine filled with wonderful treasures.
When a disaster or crisis strikes it always comes without warning and in an inconvenient time. Though emergencies cannot be planned they should be expected because it is inevitable that they will come. Sometimes these emergencies require immediate attention and the pastor’s regular schedule must be interrupted. A church family may need emotional, physical and certainly spiritual support and the preacher should become available to help immediately. Sometimes a community crisis provides an opportunity to show the love of Christ and present the gospel to hurting souls when otherwise it may not be possible. Also, the preacher’s own family may experience problems that require immediate attention. In all of these situations the preacher must put on everything else on hold to address this most pressing problem.