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

Deacons and Mothers-in-Law


Two unrelated targets of jokes among some preachers are deacons and mothers-in-law. It is unfortunate that these two important people can be the brunt of humor. Preachers must always be careful about telling jokes particularly at someone’s expense. A new church seems to always have difficulty acquiring deacons and to diminish this important role will only solidify that no one wants to accept this responsibility.

You Can't Reach Everyone


According to recent estimates almost eight billion people are alive in the world today. The number of people on the earth is so great that it is difficult to conceive of it. Preaching the gospel to every person in the human race would be impossible. If you could witness twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, for seventy years you would need to give the gospel to 301,369 people per day.

Planning for Transitions


The last thing on the mind of a new pastor and church planter is transitioning to the next pastor. It may be many years away or it may be soon. However a transition will be necessary eventually.