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

The Church Planter's Children


Church planting creates a wonderful environment for rearing children to serve the Lord. The next generation of Christian servants can come from various kinds of backgrounds and homes, but no home is more conducive to train future leaders than that of the church planter. Children can turn out good or bad from any environment depending on the commitment of the parents and the working of God in the children's lives. But the home of a church planter offers a unique opportunity for rearing children to have a heart for ministry.

First Person Plural Pronouns


According to English grammar, first person plural pronouns are “our,” “ours,” “we” and “us.” These pronouns are used when we refer to ourselves with others. We should learn to use this aspect of speech as we lead our churches. We can learn this lesson from the great leader Nehemiah. When Nehemiah accepted the responsibility of rebuilding the wall he prayed a repentant prayer.

A Friendly Church


Churches should be friendly, but for the right reasons. The function of the church is to win the lost, edify itself, and make disciples. There is not an admonition necessarily to be friendly, however it is assumed friendliness will enable the church to fulfill its biblical role of winning the lost.