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|
|Kolchin, Mark||A Model Church ~ 1 Thessalonians 1||2006-02-05||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Absalom and Faithfulness ~ 2 Samuel 14 New||2000-07-09||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Acts 16 New||2001-05-20||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Acts 8||2000-11-26||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Arguments With Job ~ Job 33||2000-07-02||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Christ Crucified and Intercessory High Priest ~ Hebrews 9 New||2013-02-24||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Common Salvation ~ Jude 3||2003-02-23||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Compound Names of God ~ Gen 17||-- 2018 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||David Numbers the Troops ~ 2 Sam 24 David Numbers||-- 2017 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Diligence in the Day of Salvation ~ Luke 19||2003-02-23||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Elements of True Revival ~ Neh 8||-- 2017 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Fatherhood and Fathers Day||2004-06-20||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Gods Eternal Word ~ 1 Peter 1||2011-09-11||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Gods Work in Christian Lives Part 1 His Arm||-- 2021 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Gods Work in Christian Lives Part 2 His Ears||-- 2021 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Gods Work in Christian Lives Part 3 His Eyes||-- 2021 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Gods Work in Christian Lives Part 4 His Voice||-- 2021 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Good Thing to Give Thanks ~ Psalm 92||2003-11-25||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Haggai 1 New||2016-03-06||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Immeasurable Love of Christ ~ Song of Solomon 5||2010-10-24||Fifth Avenue Chapel|