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|
|Risden, Jerry||Ministry and Miracles of the Lord Jesus ~ John 2||2001-09-02||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Miracle of Paralytic Healed ~ Mark 2||2012-02-19||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Miracles in Perspective Healing of Blindness ~ Mark 10||2012-02-26||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Mothers ~ Exodus 2||2005-05-08||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Overview of the Psalms||2000-09-24||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Psalm 23||2002-06-16||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Revival and Nehemiah 8||2014-01-19||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Routinely Examining our Spiritual Life and Solomon ~ 1 Chronicles 22||2006-11-12||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Salt and Light in the World as a Believer ~ Matthew 5||2005-01-02||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Singing Scriptures and Singing For Him||2008-06-29||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Studying Jesus and Faith||2001-02-25||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||The Last Teachings of Jesus ~ Luke||2001-02-11||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||The Pharisees ~ Matthew 23||2007-06-24||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||The Rest of the Story After Fear Part 1||2009-02-01||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||The Rest of the Story After Fear Part 2||2009-02-08||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Unconditional Love and Pleasing God||2004-09-05||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||What Child Is This||2013-12-15||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Sanchez, Henry||Relationships to the Lord to Each Other and to the World ~ John 15||2003-10-26||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Schetelich, Alan||2 Timothy 2||2008-02-17||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Schetelich, Alan||2 Timothy 3||2008-02-24||Fifth Avenue Chapel|