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||Peace and How Badly We Need It ~ 2 Thessalonians 3 New||2003-05-18||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dunkerton, Scott||Philemon||2010-05-23||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dunkerton, Scott||Romans 15 New||2013-12-08||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dunkerton, Scott||Second Coming of the Lord ~ 1 Corinthians 15||2016-01-17||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dunkerton, Scott||The Cup Before Suffering ~ Luke 22||2008-06-22||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Eccles, Chuck||The Mind of Man The Mind of God ~ Isaiah 55||2008-06-08||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Farber, George||Interassembly Conference 1 The Dynamic Nature of Christendom ~ 2 Timothy 3||2009-10-24||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Farber, George||Interassembly Conference 2 Why Does it Look Like the Church Has Failed||2009-10-24||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Ferrier, George||Jesus Christ and His Intrinsic Righteousness ~ Romans 3||2015-09-06||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Franz, Gordon||The Forgotten List Part 1 ~ Romans 16 New||2015-05-03||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Franz, Gordon||The Forgotten List Part 2 ~ Romans 16||2016-02-14||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Fritchey, Craig||Glory To God What Does Glory Mean ~ Exodus 33||2015-07-26||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Fritchey, Craig||How God Works Around the World ~ Matthew 16||2015-03-08||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Fritchey, Craig||Noah and His Waiting (Incomplete) ~ Genesis 8||2016-08-07||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Fritchey, Craig||Why is the Resurrection Important ~ Luke 24||2016-03-27||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Fryling, John||John 5 Part 1 John||-- 1979 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Fryling, John||John 5 Part 2 John||-- 1979 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gibson, Sam||Personal Testimony and the Impact of the Gospel ~ John 11||2007-03-18||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gilpin, Terry||Numbers 22 New||2000-08-06||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gilpin, Terry||Revelation 22||2006-08-13||Fifth Avenue Chapel|