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|
|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 20||2004-06-13||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gilpin, Terry||Numbers 22||2000-08-06||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gilpin, Terry||Revelation 22||2006-08-13||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gilpin, Terry||Saul and the Ammonites ~ 1 Samuel 11||2005-07-31||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gilpin, Terry||The Birth of Jesus the Savior ~ Luke 2||2007-12-16||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gilpin, Terry||The Man Who Missed the Meeting ~ John 20||2002-11-17||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Goodwin, Ed||The Incarnation ~ Luke 2||2004-12-26||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Goodwin, Ed||The Pre Incarnate Christ ~ Proverbs 8||2010-12-26||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gordon, John||1 Thessalonians 2||2008-10-26||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gordon, John||Interassembly Conference 1 ~ Judges 11||2008-10-01||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gordon, John||Interassembly Conference 2 Naomi ~ Ruth||2008-10-01||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gray, Ed||Are We Connecting the Dots and Answering Basic Questions ~ Acts 16||2005-06-12||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gray, Ed||Can We Get Answers||2003-02-02||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gray, Ed||Choices and Consequences ~ Psalm 82||2002-06-23||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gray, Ed||Church and Ways to Relate Today||2005-06-05||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gray, Ed||Elijah Part 1 ~ 1 Kings 18||2001-06-17||Fifth Avenue Chapel|