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|
|Parsons, Phil||Saul King of Israel Lessons ~ 1 Samuel 26 1Samuel Israel||2007-04-29||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kuittems, Steve||Science and Scripture||2003-06-01||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dunkerton, Scott||Second Coming of the Lord ~ 1 Corinthians 15 1Corinthians||2016-01-17||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Javois, Christian||Seeing Jesus ~ Hebrews 1 Hebrews Jesus||2015-02-07||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Servanthood in Illustration in Christ ~ Philippians 2 Philippians||2004-08-08||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Servanthood ~ Mark 10 Mark||2004-08-08||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Marchant, Ron||Serving the Lord ~ Philippians 2 Philippians||2013-06-30||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, David||Seven Accusations in Malachi Part 1 Malachi||2001-07-01||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Simeons Praise and Prophecy ~ Luke 2v 25-29 Luke Prophecy||-- 2017 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Singing Scriptures and Singing For Him||2008-06-29||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Mearns, Dan||So Busy Running That We Forget the Lord, Communion and Fellowship||2005-11-06||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wolcott, Mert||Son of Man||2000-07-30||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Spiritual Warfare||2005-04-03||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Parsons, Phil||Staying Content and Looking Ahead ~ Philippians 3 Philippians||2007-12-30||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Studying Jesus and Faith Jesus||2001-02-25||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dunkerton, Don||Survey of Isaiah Isaiah||2006-10-29||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dunkerton, Don||Taking It One Day at a Time||2014-09-07||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Marchant, Ron||Ten Commandments and the Context ~ Exodus Exodus||2012-09-23||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Javois, Christian||The Abundant Life Part 1 ~ John 10||2004-09-19||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Javois, Christian||The Abundant Life Part 2||2004-09-19||Fifth Avenue Chapel|