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

Granddaddy's Church


One of the many reasons we need to start new churches is the stagnation of established churches. As a church matures it loses its energy and often people become complacent. I have heard people refer to their church as belonging to their granddaddy.

PK’S and MK’S


What are a PK and an MK? PK is an abbreviation for a preacher’s kid and MK is an abbreviation for a missionary’s kid. These children of parents that are in the ministry live in a unique environment unlike any other occupation. Being a PK has its assets and liabilities. It is a blessing to live in a home of dedicated servants of God but this can also place expectations that at times may seem unreasonable.

The Spirit of the Church


What are the impressions of visitors attending your church for the first time? Do they feel welcomed? Do they sense the Spirit of God is active in the church? The most significant impression upon visitors will be the spirit of the service. It is difficult to identify and describe but it is very real.