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|
|Wilson, Tom||The Power to Save ~ Exodus 11||2009-08-16||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||The Valley Experiences ~ Joel 3||2007-08-05||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||The Valley Experiences Session 2 ~ Joshua 6||2007-08-12||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||The Valley Experiences Session 3 ~ Judges 13||2007-08-19||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||What Happens When Christians Sin ~ 2 Samuel 11 2Samuel||-- 1989 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||What is in a Name ~ John 17||2008-04-06||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||What is Your Gathering Point ~ Matthew 16||2008-04-13||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Women Involved in the Incarnation - Anna ~ Luke 2 Luke Women||-- 1989 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Women Involved in the Incarnation - Mary ~ Luke 1 Luke Women||-- 1989 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Women Involved in the Incarnation - Tamar the Despised ~ Genesis 38 Genesis Women||-- 1989 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Women Involved in the Incarnation ~ Rahab the Debased Rahab Women||-- 1989 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wolcott, Mert||Brethren Dwelling in Unity and Fellowship ~ Psalm 133||2006-07-30||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wolcott, Mert||Following as a Disciple ~ Luke 9||2008-03-09||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wolcott, Mert||Gods Providence in the Africa Work of Bearing the Good News ~ Psalm 124||2003-09-28||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wolcott, Mert||How Do We Respond to Tragedies||2007-01-28||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wolcott, Mert||Just Who Is Jesus Christ ~ John 8||2007-05-13||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wolcott, Mert||Material Things and Stuff||2007-11-11||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wolcott, Mert||The Love that God Hates ~ 1 John 2||2008-01-27||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Young, Paul||Obadiah Obadiah||-- 2001 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Zito, Chris||The Will of Jesus ~ John 6||2008-03-30||Fifth Avenue Chapel|