The ministry of Fifth Avenue Chapel began in the mid 1920’s when Christians from Northern New Jersey and New York started meeting together during their summer vacations. Seasonal gatherings soon grew into a year-round fellowship with a genuine heart for the Scriptures, worship, and evangelistic outreach. In the early years the assembly occupied rented facilities in Neptune, Asbury Park, and Bradley Beach. Relocations were necessitated by both growth in numbers and expansion of ministries, including widely regarded annual conferences.
In 1940 attention was drawn to an unused Episcopal Church called The Church of The Holy Apostles on Fifth Avenue in Belmar. The frame building, constructed in the shape of a cross, was in poor repair having been closed for many years and stripped of all its furnishings. Its beautiful stained glass windows were intact, however, and remain to this day. The property was purchased for the sum of $1,500 and repair work began. The first public ceremony held in the new Chapel was the marriage of Kenneth Hart and Robina Jelly, held on June 25, 1941.
Several modifications to the building were made during the war years to make it more functional. As numeric growth continued it became necessary to expand the facility. A kitchen and Sunday School rooms were added in 1958, and a nursery in the mid 1960’s. Additional classroom space, added in the early 1980’s, brought the building to its present size.
|Speaker||Title and Tags||Date||Place||Lang|
|Schetelich, Alan||Is God Among Us or Not ~ Psalm 95||2005-11-20||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gray, Ed||The Pressure From the World to Deny The Relationship Need with Christ ~ Hebrews 1 New||2005-12-18||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilks, Allan||Ephesians 1 New||2006-01-15||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||A Model Church ~ 1 Thessalonians 1||2006-02-05||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Schetelich, John||Psalm 63||2006-02-26||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dunkerton, Scott||David Praising God ~ 1 Chronicles 29||2006-03-05||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Mikhael, Joseph||Thoughts on the Word Beautiful ~ Isaiah 52||2006-03-19||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Barrett, Ken||The Lords Return ~ 1 Thessalonians 4||2006-03-26||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||The Cry It Is Finished ~ John 19||2006-04-16||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Taylor, Tom||The Desires of God for His People Part 1 ~ John 10||2006-04-27||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Taylor, Tom||The Desires of God for His People Part 2 ~ 1 Peter 2||2006-04-28||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Taylor, Tom||The Desires of God for His People Part 3 ~ Romans 14||2006-04-29||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Taylor, Tom||The Desires of God for His People Part 4 ~ Mark 10||2006-04-30||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Taylor, Tom||The Desires of God for His People Part 5 ~ Ephesians 4||2006-04-30||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Schetelich, Alan||False Knowledge in the Church in Jude||2006-06-11||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dadd, Robert||Abraham as Father||2006-06-18||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Brooks, Leonard||Looking Back ~ 1 Peter 2 New||2006-07-02||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Brooks, Leonard||Deliverance Before Execution ~ John 4 New||2006-07-09||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Brooks, Leonard||Worship ~ John 4 New||2006-07-16||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Brooks, Leonard||Worship and the Lords Supper ~ 1 Corinthians 11||2006-07-23||Fifth Avenue Chapel|