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.
Paul set the ministry bar high by his tireless labor in the ministry. "And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved." - 2 Corinthians 12:15 Paul's ministry involved many trials and tears. It is important to recognize that church planting will require dedicated and sacrificial service. Like Paul, we too must warn people night and day. "For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God." - I Thessalonians 2:9 Every preacher will face the pressures of the ministry and if he doesn't he probably is not doing his job.
God is never in a hurry and He is never late. He is working from the perspective of eternity. Church building is not all swift or immediate. God may slow our progress or even set us aside for a time to make us stronger. Moses was forty years in the wilderness before he led Israel out of Egypt. Paul was several years before his missionary journeys. Likewise, God develops the preacher through trials and struggles which always requires the element of time. We must get know ourselves and our utter weakness before God can use us. A. W. Tozer stated, "God cannot use a man greatly until He first wounds him deeply"
Soul-winning must be the top priority for every new church. Without new converts there is no church. You must be careful not to be distracted by office details and computer activities that steal precious time from the main activity of soul-winning. Though soul-winning is initially the main focus of the church, eventually training and discipling new converts will become an important task. Developing leaders is a necessity for the church to grow and become strong. Eventually, new converts must become leaders in the church. No pastor can lead a healthy growing congregation without strong leaders.