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||God is With Us Immanuel New||2012-12-23||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Parsons, Phil||Prophetic Fulfillments ~ Matthew 1 New||2012-12-30||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|McAnuff, Steadmore||We Worship One Triune God ~ Matthew 28||2013-02-10||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Christ Crucified and Intercessory High Priest ~ Hebrews 9||2013-02-24||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Parsons, Phil||John 14 New||2013-03-10||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Parsons, Phil||The Introduction of Sin ~ Genesis 3 New||2013-03-17||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Parsons, Phil||Palm Sunday ~ Luke 19||2013-03-24||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||What Do We Mean By the Church ~ Matthew 16||2013-04-07||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Doctrines To Maintain That People Make Up The Church the Rememberance Meeting||2013-04-14||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Doctrines to Consider What is the Church Fellowship and Reception||2013-04-21||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dunkerton, Don||Matthew 17 New||2013-04-28||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kolchin, Mark||Joshua 5-6 ~ Prerequisites and Progress Joshua||2013-05-01||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Living a Life That Encourages Others New||2013-05-19||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Biblical Memorials New||2013-05-26||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Cagliostro, Joe||The Life of Epaphras ~ Colossians 1||2013-06-02||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Schetelich, Alan||The Signs Accompanying the Messiahs Coming ~ Genesis 18||2013-06-02||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Schetelich, Alan||Having Received Him We Go On in Godliness ~ 2 Peter 1||2013-06-09||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Marchant, Luke||The Armor and Prayer ~ Ephesians 6||2013-06-16||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kleniewski, Keith||Time and Resources for the Lords Work||2013-06-23||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Marchant, Ron||Serving the Lord ~ Philippians 2||2013-06-30||Fifth Avenue Chapel|