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

A King or a Shepherd?


The story of Nimrod details the failure of the first kingdom. Nimrod was a grandson of Ham through Cush, and his name means “rebel.” He was a mighty tyrant in the sight of God, the first dictator. He was the founder of the Babylonian empire and the organizer of the enterprise that led to the construction of the tower of Babel. This first kingdom was a failure! A king reigning over a kingdom must have a godly spiritual leader if it is to be successful.

Losing Your Meeting Place


Finding a meeting place is one of the most difficult challenges in starting a new church. Locating a vacant church building to rent is possible but very unlikely, therefore it will be necessary to find a school, an industrial condo, a store front, a VFW hall, or some similar type of meeting place. Visibility and accessibility are both important qualities in securing a place to meet, but equally important is the issue of usability.

Developing Loyalty


Loyalty has become a missing virtue in today's society, yet it is an important trait to develop in the members of a new church. Brand loyalty has become a thing of the past and this change has had its effect upon the Christian community as well. Fortunately loyalty is a virtue that can be taught, and if a great church is to be built it must be taught.