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|
|Javois, Christian||Is Jesus Christ God Part 1 New||2003-04-06||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Javois, Christian||Is Jesus Christ God Part 2 New||2003-04-06||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dixon, Larry||Imagine There is No Heaven or Hell Part 1 ~ Luke 12||2003-04-10||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dixon, Larry||Imagine There is No Heaven or Hell Part 2 The Reality of Hell||2003-04-11||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Javois, Christian||Is There Sufficient Information to Know God Is There ~ Hebrews 3||2003-05-04||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wolcott, Mert||Mothers Day and a Mothers Influence||2003-05-11||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dunkerton, Scott||Garden of Gethsemane||2003-05-18||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dunkerton, Scott||Peace and How Badly We Need It ~ 2 Thessalonians 3||2003-05-18||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wistner, Mel||Jesus Entering Jerusalem ~ John 12||2003-06-29||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wistner, Mel||Psalm 61||2003-06-29||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Brooks, Leonard||Psalm 40 New||2003-07-06||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Brooks, Leonard||Worship Part 1 ~ John 4 New||2003-07-06||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Brooks, Leonard||Psalm 22 New||2003-07-13||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Brooks, Leonard||Worship Part 2 ~ John 4 New||2003-07-13||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Deuteronomy 5||2003-08-03||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wolcott, Mert||Gods Providence in the Africa Work of Bearing the Good News ~ Psalm 124||2003-09-28||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|VanDuzer, Jim||The Return of Christ for Battle ~ Zechariah 14||2003-10-04||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wolcott, Mert||John 13 New||2003-10-12||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Sanchez, Henry||Relationships to the Lord to Each Other and to the World ~ John 15||2003-10-26||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Thomas, Michael||Isaiah 40||2003-11-02||Fifth Avenue Chapel|