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||Women Involved in the Incarnation ~ Rahab the Debased Rahab Women||-- 1989 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Pouring Out of the Holy Spirit ~ Acts 2 Acts||-- 1990 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Schetelich, Alan||Mothers and Priesthood in the Home ~ Ephesians 6 Ephesians Mother||-- 1995 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Schetelich, Alan||The Priesthood of the Believer ~ 1 Peter 2 1Peter||-- 1995 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Sharp, Rod||Working with Young People ~ John 1 John||-- 1995 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Myers, Vic||Why Are We Here and What Makes Humans Special ~ Colossians 3||2000-05-14||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Keyser, Keith||A Father and Sons ~ Genesis 37||2000-06-18||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Arguments With Job ~ Job 33||2000-07-02||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Absalom and Faithfulness ~ 2 Samuel 14 New||2000-07-09||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Revelation 5 New||2000-07-09||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gilpin, Terry||Numbers 22||2000-08-06||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Hayes, Bob||Saul and Heartbreak and Opportunity When God Allows Us Free Will ~ 1 Samuel 9||2000-10-01||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Keyser, Keith||Lessons From Balaam ~ Numbers 22||2000-10-07||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Hayes, Bob||Rejected King Saul and Being At the End of Serving God ~ 1 Samuel 13||2000-10-08||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Hayes, Bob||David Mourning the Death of Saul and Jonathan New||2000-10-15||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Strauch, Alexander||Elders Conference The Future of Our Churches ~ 2 Timothy 2||2000-11-11||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Schetelich, John||Desire of David to Build the Temple ~ 2 Samuel 7||2000-11-19||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Acts 8||2000-11-26||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Young, Paul||Obadiah Obadiah||-- 2001 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dunkerton, Don||Left Your First Love Church of Ephesus ~ Revelation 2 New||2001-01-28||Fifth Avenue Chapel|