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|
|Dunkerton, Scott||Acts 3 New||2011-05-29||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Acts 5 New||2011-06-12||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Acts 8||2007-05-06||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Acts 8 New||2000-11-26||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dunkerton, Don||Advanced Christian Training New||2010-10-03||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Keyser, Keith||Appreciating Gods Provision ~ 1 Kings 17||2001-06-10||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gray, Ed||Are We Connecting the Dots and Answering Basic Questions ~ Acts 16||2005-06-12||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Arguments With Job ~ Job 33 New||2000-07-02||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Away from the Lord ~ Jeremiah||2004-08-22||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|DeMatteo, Gerard||Back to Basics ~ Philippians 1 New||2005-02-20||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Cagliostro, Joe||Barley Bread ~ Matthew 4||2016-01-03||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wolcott, Mert||Basic Bible Doctrine Introduction New||2003-01-05||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Basic Principles About Our Bible New||2003-01-19||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Parsons, Phil||Being Able to Rejoice ~ Philippians 4||2008-01-06||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Marchant, Ron||Being At Peace Among Believers ~ 1 Thessalonians 5||2007-07-22||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Hayes, Bob||Believers Accepting Their Responsibility For Others Growth ~ Romans 14||2004-10-24||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Bereans and Studying ~ Acts 17 New||2004-09-05||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|DeMatteo, Gerard||Bible Basics and End Times ~ Revelation 1||2003-03-09||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wolcott, Mert||Brethren Dwelling in Unity and Fellowship ~ Psalm 133||2006-07-30||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Barrett, Ken||Busy Schedules and the Greatest Commandment ~ Mark 12||2008-06-01||Fifth Avenue Chapel|