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See Branches of Plymouth Brethren to explain abbreviation types (although in short: OB (& TW-P) are Halls & Chapels within the "open brethren" (although GH's (generally) maintain a separate network from the Chapels). EB/TW/TW-N are "Careful" Brethren (similar to OB Halls), and BC are (generally) independent community churches with early or indirect PB influence, and will (usually) not consider themselves "Brethren").  AA/CA refers to assemblies of African or Caribbean origin, or predominant demographic, although all ethnicities are overly welcome in any assemblies.

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Central NJ

Hunterdon County

Flemington

Lambertville

Three Brothers ?

Mercer County

Hightstown

Trenton

Middlesex County (NYC metro)

Fords

  • Fords Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ New Brunswick Ave.
    • c/o Frank Seel @ 225 Mead St., Perth Amboy; 531 Cornell St., Perth Amboy
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 15 in fellowship (5 men, 10 women) including 2 S.S. teachers, presiding over 15 children (for a total of 30). The Hall was a rented facility (with $539 in annual expenses), and $283 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Perth Amboy

Woodbridge

Monmouth County (NYC Metro)

Asbury Park

  • Asbury Park Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • The Room
    • @ 605 Bangs Ave.
    • c/o James Wilson @ 112 Webb Ave., Ocean Park +1927+; Bertha Dussman @ West St., Eatontown +1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 12 in fellowship (5 men, 7 women) with no S.S. The Hall was a rented facility (with $150 in annual expenses), and $400 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Colt's Neck

Keyport

Long Branch

  • Long Branch Italian Gospel Hall, NJ (Italian OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 374 Division St.; 437 Division St.
    • c/o N. Pizzulli @ 332 Chelsea Ave.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 20 in fellowship (10 men, 10 women) including 1 S.S. teacher, presiding over 15 children (for a total of 35). The Hall was a rented facility (with $158 in annual expenses), and $212 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Shrewdsbury

Northcentral NJ

Morris County (NYC Metro)

Chatham

Long Valley

Parsippany

Pequannock Twp


Northeastern NJ (NYC metro)

Bergen County

Dumont

  • Dumont Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ German Lutheran Bldg. and/or Methodist Episcopal church, Madison Ave.
    • c/o Angus C. MacGillivary @ 36 Main St., Bergenfield
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 37 in fellowship (16 men, 21 women) with no S.S. The Hall was a rented facility (with no annual expenses), and $1000 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Hackensack

  • Hackensack Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 350 Main St.; @ 335 Main St.
    • c/o H. Van Blarcom @ 84 Fairmount Ave.; Florent D. Feltz @ 346 Clinton Place
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 27 in fellowship (18 men, 27 women) including 3 S.S. teachers, presiding over 13 children (for a total of 40). They also commended a family of 4 to China. The Hall was a rented facility (with $405 in annual expenses), and $441 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Lodi

  • Church of the Lord Jesus, Lodi, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 23 James St.
    • Frank A. Bira @ 26 Main St.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 29 in fellowship (19 men, 10 women) including 9 under 13 years old. The Hall was valued at $5,000 with $500 owed (with $102 in annual expenses), and $152 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Midland Park

  • Midland Park Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-2022+
    • @ 197 Godwin Ave. +1926-1927+; 61 Prospect St. +present;
    • c/o L.C. Greene @ 61 Chestnut St. +1926-1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 34 in fellowship (16 men, 18 women) including 3 S.S. teachers, presiding over 30 children (for a total of 64). The Hall was a rented facility (with $115 in annual expenses in 1926).

Palisades Park

  • Palisades Park Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 14 W. Central Blvd.
    • c/o E.H. Miroeylees; William C. White @ 325 Broad Ave.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 62 in fellowship (25 men, 37 women) including 7 S.S. teachers, presiding over 60 children (for a total of 102). The Hall was a rented facility (with $338.31 in annual expenses), and $2,757.05 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Ridgefield Park

  • Park Street Meeting House, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ Park St.
    • c/o James Alex Anderson @ 48 Austin St.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 34 in fellowship (12 men, 22 women) including 5 S.S. teachers, presiding over 40 children (for a total of 74). The Hall was a rented facility (with $700 in annual expenses), and $500 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Ridgewood

Rutherford

  • Rutherford Gospel Chapel, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ corner of Union Ave. & Grove St.
    • c/o E.H. Hageman @ 90 Montross Ave.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 50 in fellowship (20 men, 30 women) including 5 S.S. teachers, presiding over 50 children (for a total of 100). The Hall was valued at $8,000 with $4,660 owed (with $1,591 in annual expenses), and $338 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Tenafly

  • Grace Chapel, Tenafly, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ corner of Tenafly Rd. & Clinton Ave.
    • c/o H.N. Wadham; Henry W. Redfield @ 318 Engle St.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 85 in fellowship (34 men, 51 women) including 1 under 13 years old, and 13 S.S. teachers, presiding over 80 children (for a total of 165). The Hall was valued at $30,000 with no debt (with $834 in annual expenses), and $4,157 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Essex County

Irvington

  • A Street Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1927+
    • @ A St., opp. station of Hudson Division of N.Y.C. Railway
    • c/o S.T. Matthews @ Ardsley
  • Dassing Avenue Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 5 Dassing Ave.
    • c/o Emanuel Clements @ 77 S. Burnett St., East Orange; James Priest @ 339 Seventh Ave., Newark
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 23 in fellowship (12 men, 11 women) including 4 S.S. teachers, presiding over 40 children (for a total of 63). The Hall was a rented facility (with $720 in annual expenses), and $384 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Maplewood

  • Maplewood Gospel Meeting Room, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 6-8 Highland Pl.
    • c/o Charles Bellinger @ 8 Ridgewood Terr.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 31 in fellowship (16 men, 15 women) including 6 S.S. teachers, presiding over 42 children (for a total of 73). The Hall was a rented facility (with $1,500 in annual expenses), and $2,000 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Montclair

  • Ebenezer Bible Hall, NJ (AA OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 44 Maple Ave.
    • c/o Thomas W. Athill @ 10 Linden Ave.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 29 in fellowship (6 men, 23 women) including 4 S.S. teachers, presiding over 16 children (for a total of 45). The Hall was valued at $9,000 with $5,000 owed (with $1109 in annual expenses), and $58 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Newark

  • Chadwick Avenue Gospel Meeting House, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ Bigelow St. & Chadwick Ave.
    • c/o William Jelley @ 75 Renner Ave.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 65 in fellowship (31 men, 34 women) including 7 S.S. teachers, presiding over 100 children (for a total of 165). The Hall was a rented facility (with $1,200 in annual expenses), and $4,685 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.


  • Newark Meeting Room, NJ (EB) +1878-1905+; (TW) +1944-1949+
    • @ 760 Broad St. +1880+
    • c/o N. Mauger @ 24 Bathgate Pl. +1880+; T. Holland @ 687 Market St. +1880+
  • Plymouth Brethren Meeting House @ 453 Orange +1899+
    • may be one of the above assemblies
  • Roseville Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 59 Myrtle Ave.
    • c/o Henry G. Morton @ 232 S. 6th St.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 18 in fellowship (6 men, 12 women) with no S.S. The Hall was a rented facility (with $351.31 in annual expenses), and $282 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Nutley

Orange

  • Oakwood Avenue Gospel Hall, NJ (AA OB) +1926-1927+
    • Orange Gospel Hall
    • @ 25 Oakwood Ave.
    • c/o A.C. Drayton @ 276 N. Clinton St., East Orange
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 26 in fellowship (8 men, 18 women) including 4 S.S. teachers, presiding over 38 children (for a total of 64). The Hall was valued at $6,000 with $3,500 owed (and with $1,242 in annual expenses), and $129 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.
  • Orange Italian Gospel Hall, NJ (Italian OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 53 S. Day St.
    • c/o Joseph Ravenelli @ 190 Taylor St.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 19 in fellowship (9 men, 10 women) including 3 S.S. teachers, presiding over 30 children (for a total of 49). The Hall was a rented facility (with $315 in annual expenses), and $150 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

East Orange

  • Park Street Gospel Chapel, NJ (OB) +1904-1927+
    • East Orange Gospel Hall (OB) +1904+
    • @ Kutcher's Hall, North Park St. +1904+; 160 Park St. +1920-1927+
    • c/o George H. Collett @ 655 Springdale Ave. +1926-1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 99 in fellowship (33 men, 66 women) including 10 S.S. teachers, presiding over 85 children (for a total of 184). The Hall was purchased about 1920 at $4,000, with $2,000 owed in 1926 (and with $750 in annual expenses), and $1,749.95 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Hudson County

Bayonne

Hoboken

Jersey City

  • Wilkinson Avenue Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 179 Wilkinson Ave.
    • c/o F.W. or N.J. Brown @ 222 Bayview Ave.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 39 in fellowship (16 men, 23 women) including 5 S.S. teachers, presiding over 60 children (for a total of 99). The Hall was a rented facility (with $907 in annual expenses), and $267 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.
  • Jersey City Meeting Room, NJ (EB) +1878-1880+
    • @ 96 Montgomery St. +1880+
    • c/o T. Howe @ 199 Montgomery St. +1880+; A. McCallum @ 191 Ogden Ave., Jersey City Heights +1880+
  • Summit and Manhattan Avenues Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ N.W. corner of Summit & Manhattan Aves.
    • c/o George A. MacLachlan @ 369 Webster Ave.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 73 in fellowship (27 men, 46 women) including 15 S.S. teachers, presiding over 132 children (for a total of 205). The Hall was valued at $12,000 with $5,000 owed (and with $1,965 in annual expenses), and $1,213 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Kearny (Newark metro)

  • Good News Chapel, Kearny, NJ +1926-1927+
    • @ Bergen Ave. & Maple St.
    • c/o John Thompson @ 201 Brighton Ave., Arlington; Joseph G. Oram @ 500 Devon St., Arlington;
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 152 in fellowship (68 men, 84 women) including 14 S.S. teachers, presiding over 235 children (for a total of 387). The Hall was a rented facility (with $1,685 in annual expenses), and $1,261 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.
  • Kearny Assembly (OB) +1892-1993+
    • founders include father of John Thomson (1899-1993); John worked many years with CMML & Yonkers Gospel Mission Home.

Union City

  • Bethel Meeting House, Union City, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 520-522 30th St.
    • c/o Howard H. Klenk @ 318 28th St.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 90 in fellowship (40 men, 50 women) including 21 S.S. teachers, presiding over 250 children (for a total of 340). The Hall was a rented facility (with $2,340 in annual expenses), and $585 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Passaic County

Passaic

Paterson

  • Paterson Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1904-1927+
    • Paterson Hall +1904+
    • @ 33 N. 6th St. +1904+; 156 Broadway +1926-1927+
    • c/o James Baikie @ 168 N. 21st St. +1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 131 in fellowship (42 men, 89 women) including 9 S.S. teachers, presiding over 52 children (for a total of 183). The Hall was a rented facility (with $2,729 in annual expenses), and $1,702 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Union County

Cranford

Elizabeth

  • Elizabeth Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 1029 Elizabeth Ave.
    • c/o A.R. Carnie @ 359 Morris Ave.; Wyllys J. Avery @ 191 Hansbury Ave., Newark
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 38 in fellowship (13 men, 25 women) including 5 S.S. teachers, presiding over 38 children (for a total of 76). The Hall was a rented facility (with $863 in annual expenses), and $510 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.
  • Elizabeth Meeting Room, NJ (EB) +1878-1880+
    • @ ov. Bird's store, 81 Broad St. +1880+
    • c/o W.M. Gray @ 446 Westminster Ave. +1880+; W.S. Rolston @ 114 Jefferson Ave. +1880+
  • Elizabethport Meeting Room, NJ (EB) +1878-1880+
    • @ 75 Marshall St. +1880+
    • c/o Hugh Boyd @ 162 Marshall St. +1880+; J.H. Foote @ 317 Franklin St. +1880+

Plainfield

  • Plainfield Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ W. Front & Washington Sts. +1927; 8 Grove St., nr. W. Front St. 1927+
    • c/o Sidney T. Perrin @ 650 W. 7th St. +1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 92 in fellowship (46 men, 46 women) including 9 S.S. teachers, presiding over 100 children (for a total of 192). The Hall was valued at $15,000 with no debt (and with $1,583 in annual expenses), and $1,190 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.
  • Plainfield Meeting Room, NJ (EB) +1878-1889+
    • @ Front St., op. Somerset St. +1880+
    • c/o James Bowman @ Sixth St., nr. Washington +1880+; L.A. Rheaume @ Somerset St. +1880+

Rahway

Summit

  • Summit Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1904-1927+
    • @ Willard Hall, Van Cise Building +1904+; Summit Ave (near Morris Ave) +1911+; Summit Ave. & Walnut St. +1926-1927+
    • W.J. McClure preached here in 1911 
    • c/o Joseph Samuel Hyde @ 19 Hughes Pl. +1926-1927+ (b. 1880 Ireland - d. 1961 Springfield, N.J.), worked for the Loring Lane Co., that sold the "Flexible Flyer" children's sled. See Loring Lane.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 25 in fellowship (7 men, 18 women) including 5 S.S. teachers, presiding over 35 children (for a total of 60). The Hall was a rented facility (with $600 in annual expenses), and $400 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Westfield

  • Westfield Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 52 Elm St.
    • c/o Dr. W.W. Gill (dentist) @ 624 Elm St.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 28 in fellowship (14 men, 14 women) with no S.S. The Hall was a rented facility.

Northwestern NJ

Sussex County (NYC metro)

Newton

  • Newton Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ crnr. High St. & Park Place
    • c/o John M. Decker @ 33 Hamilton St.; 12 Church St.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 9 in fellowship (2 men, 7 women) including 1 S.S. teacher presiding over 16 children (for a total of 25). The Hall was a loaned facility.

Warren County (Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton PA/NJ metro)

Phillipsburg

  • Phillipsburg Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 132 Washington St., home of J.L. Lomerson
    • c/o J.L. Lomerson
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 13 in fellowship (7 men, 6 women) including 3 S.S. teachers, presiding over 30 children (for a total of 43). The Hall was in a home (with $150 in annual expenses).x

Southcentral NJ

Cumberland County

Bridgeton

Millville ?

Vineland

Southeastern NJ

Atlantic County (Atlantic City metro)

Atlantic City

  • Atlantic City Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 2724 Fairmount Ave.
    • c/o Peter Kelly @ 2835 Fairmount Ave.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 25 in fellowship (8 men, 17 women) including 1 S.S. teacher, presiding over 16 children (for a total of 41). The Hall was a rented facility (with $540.24 in annual expenses), and $186.67 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Dorothy

Hammonton

  • Hammonton Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ Patriotic Order Sons of America Hall, 310 1/2 Bellevue Ave.
    • c/o Edward Johnson @ 121 Tilton St.; William A. George @ 329 S. 7th St., Darby, PA
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 9 in fellowship (4 men, 5 women) including 1 S.S. teacher, presiding over 35 children (for a total of 44). The Hall was a rented facility (with $156 in annual expenses), and $117 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Cape May County

Rio Grande

  • Rio Grande Room, NJ (PBCC) +1959+
    • @ near E.A. Lindholm home on Rte. 9. 4/5 mile N of Delsea Dr. intersection

Southwestern NJ (near Philadelphia, PA & Wilmington, DE metros)

Camden County (Camden metro)

Barrington

  • Barrington Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-2022+
    • @ 2nd Ave. & Kingston Ave. +1926-1927+
    • c/o Samuel Hocking @ 317 Trenton Ave. +1926-1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 31 in fellowship (13 men, 18 women) including 3 S.S. teachers, presiding over 20 children (for a total of 51). The Hall was valued at $2,500, and privately owned (with $490 in annual expenses), and $400 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Camden

  • Camden Gospel Hall, NJ (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 915 N. Front St.
    • c/o Herbert W. Staats @ 117 Leslie Ave., Merchantville
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 56 in fellowship (23 men, 33 women) including 7 S.S. teachers, presiding over 75 children at the Hall, and also at 536 Gordon Terrace (for a total of 131). The Hall was valued at $6,000, with $1,700 owed (and with $1,008.44 in annual expenses), and $1,113.94 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Haddonfield

Gloucester County

Bridgeport

Unknown Areas

Potsdam ?

Sheffield ?

The Cottage ?