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.
PYLIO is an acrostic for "Putting Your Life In Order." The world is in such disarray that even some Christian families have become dysfunctional and are experiencing serious problems. The family structure has evolved over the last fifty years and unfortunately many modern families rarely bear a resemblance to a godly home. Individuals are struggling to find meaning in life and many are being destroyed by substance abuse and other vices. The need of putting one's life in order, unfortunately, is universal for the unsaved and saved alike. We live in a day where our culture is so influencing people's lives that many need help to get their lives in order.
God calls men to specific places to start and build churches. Every man is called to a place, whether it be rural, urban, or suburban. The variety of cultures in our country consists of many nationalities, various religions, and unique traditions that have come from all over the world. America's cities offer one of the greatest mission fields in the world, yet they have been largely abandoned by our fundamental Baptist movement and they are in desperate need of the gospel. I believe God gives men special grace to call them to these metropolitan areas. In rural America there are still many unreached communities with very different needs than the cities. God gives men a special grace to minister in these less populated places. Every region of the country has its own uniqueness and God gives grace for men He calls to each place.
Starting a church is a long term endeavor, but in the beginning it can be difficult to visualize beyond the first few weeks. Everyone is anxious to get started, but there are no shortcuts to doing it right. Consideration of the pastor's family must be a top priority. Finding a place to live and getting settled in a new home requires time and it is important to take the necessary time to do so. The pastor's wife needs the help of her husband to move into the new residence because it is important for her to make it seem like home.