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||Romans 12 New||2002-04-21||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Knott, Carl||Romans 14 and 15 New||2002-04-28||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gray, Ed||Choices and Consequences ~ Psalm 82 New||2002-06-23||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wolcott, Mert||Psalm 78||2002-06-30||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Brooks, Leonard||Psalm 104 New||2002-07-07||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Brooks, Leonard||Psalm 67 and 96 New||2002-07-28||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Brooks, Leonard||Revelation 20 New||2002-07-28||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Guard Your Eyes ~ Proverbs 6||2002-08-11||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||The Word ~ John 1||2002-08-18||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Watch Your Mouth ~ Proverbs 15||2002-08-18||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Our Relationship with the Poor ~ Proverbs 19||2002-08-25||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Cochrane, James||The Problem and Cure of Death Part 1||2002-09-01||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Cochrane, James||The Problem and Cure of Death Part 2 ~ Genesis 3||2002-09-08||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Javois, Christian||Faith and Believing ~ Hebrews 11||2002-09-08||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gray, Ed||The Real and Honest Message||2002-09-22||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Beverly, Paul||Luke 11||2002-09-29||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Hayes, Bob||The Book of Ruth Part 1 ~ Ruth 1||2002-10-06||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Hayes, Bob||The Book of Ruth Part 2 ~ Ruth||2002-10-13||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Strauch, Alexander||Elders Conference Part 2 How to Have An Effective Elders Meeting||2002-11-02||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gilpin, Terry||The Man Who Missed the Meeting ~ John 20 New||2002-11-17||Fifth Avenue Chapel|