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|
|Wilks, Allan||Joseph and True Forgiveness ~ Genesis 42||2012-07-22||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilks, Allan||Not Becoming Lax ~ Hebrews 10||2007-09-16||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilks, Allan||Regarding Life and What the Bible Says About It Incomplete ~ John 11||2015-05-17||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilks, Allan||The First Sign of Jesus Water to Wine ~ John 2||2007-03-04||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilks, Allan||The Rebooting or Bootstrapping of the Church ~ Acts 8||2016-01-10||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, David||Tips and Thoughts on Evangelism ~ 2 Corinthians 2||2009-08-02||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||1 John 2||2010-04-11||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Away from the Lord ~ Jeremiah||2004-08-22||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Elizabeth ~ Luke 1 Luke||-- 1989 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Guard Your Eyes ~ Proverbs 6||2002-08-11||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||How Paul Used Language and Superlatives ~ Ephesians 3||2009-01-11||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||How Soon Is Soon||2008-04-27||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Introduction to Exodus ~ Exodus 1||2009-08-09||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Mary in Other References ~ John 2 John||-- 1989 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Pouring Out of the Holy Spirit ~ Acts 2 Acts||-- 1990 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Pursue Peace and Holiness ~ Hebrews 12||2004-08-15||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||Ruth and Our Choices Ruth||-- 1989 --||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||The Cry It Is Finished ~ John 19||2006-04-16||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||The Double Call for Jerusalem Jerusalem ~ Luke 13||2006-08-20||Fifth Avenue Chapel|
|Wilson, Tom||The Power of His Resurrection ~ Philippians 3||2007-04-15||Fifth Avenue Chapel|