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

Back Door Revival


 We live in times where loyalty is sadly missing in every aspect of our society. That is true in our churches as well. It is difficult to get people to come to church and it is especially discouraging when they become disgruntled and leave. It is inevitable that every pastor will face the reality of people leaving the church at some time. Occasionally people leave for good reasons but most often they leave for the wrong reasons.

Information, Inspiration and Delegation


There are three specific steps to motivate people. The first step is information. Without information people have nothing to act upon. Information is a necessary first step, however, too much knowledge or an overemphasis on knowledge can puff someone up with pride.

Should Fundamental Churches Associate with Southern Baptists


Almost one hundred years ago men began defecting from the Southern Baptist Convention because of the compromise prevalent in it. J. Frank Norris, John R. Rice, Lee Roberson and Bob Jones Sr. were but a few of the many defectors.