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|
|DeMatteo, Gerard||Christmas Message The Humble Receive Hope and Have Power From God ~ Luke 2||2008-12-13||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|DeMatteo, Gerard||The Hebrew Understanding Of Peace and Shalom||2008-12-07||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Gordon, John||1 Thessalonians 2||2008-10-26||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Hayes, Bob||Worrying ~ Luke 12||2008-10-19||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Hayes, Bob||Disciples Investing in Eternity ~ Luke 12||2008-10-12||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Hayes, Bob||Lukes Focus on Discipleship ~ Luke 12||2008-10-05||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|
|Kolchin, Mark||The Cleansing Work of the Lord ~ Zechariah 3||2008-09-07||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Brooks, Leonard||Psalm 22||2008-07-21||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Singing Scriptures and Singing For Him||2008-06-29||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dunkerton, Scott||The Cup Before Suffering ~ Luke 22||2008-06-22||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Marchant, Ron||Portrait of Fathers and Fatherhood in the Bible||2008-06-15||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Eccles, Chuck||The Mind of Man The Mind of God ~ Isaiah 55||2008-06-08||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Barrett, Ken||Busy Schedules and the Greatest Commandment ~ Mark 12||2008-06-01||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||How Soon Is Soon||2008-04-27||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||What is Your Gathering Point ~ Matthew 16||2008-04-13||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||What is in a Name ~ John 17||2008-04-06||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Baehr, Kingsley||Israel and Their King and Gods Sovereignty Part 1 ~ 1 Samuel 8||2008-04-03||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Zito, Chris||The Will of Jesus ~ John 6||2008-03-30||Fifth Avenue Chapel|