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, Don||Wealth and Stewardship ~ Luke 16 New||2001-01-28||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|McAnuff, Steadmore||We Worship One Triune God ~ Matthew 28||2013-02-10||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Watch Your Mouth ~ Proverbs 15||2002-08-18||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Risden, Jerry||Unconditional Love and Pleasing God||2004-09-05||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, David||Tips and Thoughts on Evangelism ~ 2 Corinthians 2||2009-08-02||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Kleniewski, Keith||Time and Resources for the Lords Work||2013-06-23||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Schetelich, Alan||Three Sayings While on the Cross ~ Luke 23||2015-03-01||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Mikhael, Joseph||Thoughts on the Word Beautiful ~ Isaiah 52||2006-03-19||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Marchant, Luke||Thoughts on the Purpose of Ephesians New||2012-07-01||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dunkerton, Don||Thoughts on The Gospel ~ John 3 New||2004-03-14||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, David||Thoughts on the Christmas Story ~ Luke 1 New||2003-12-21||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Bosworth, Dave||Thoughts on James 3 New||2015-07-05||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Dunkerton, Don||Thoughts on Isaiah 1 New||2001-08-05||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Schetelich, Alan||Thoughts on Fathers ~ Ephesians 5||2009-06-21||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Schetelich, Alan||Thoughts on David and Love New||2014-05-11||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Schetelich, Alan||Thoughts on David ~ Acts 13 New||2001-11-20||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|McNeil, Don||The Younger vs the Older ~ Titus||2014-08-03||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||The Word ~ John 1||2002-08-18||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Zito, Chris||The Will of Jesus ~ John 6||2008-03-30||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Stoudt, Mike||The Widows Two Mites ~ Mark 12||2012-03-25||Fifth Avenue Chapel|