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[Bethel Spanish Pentecostal Church]
Lakewood, Ocean County



Across the street from the Presbyterian church at the center of Lakewood sits this interesting building now used by both the Assembly of God and the Bethel Spanish Pentecostal congregation. I have not been able to find out anything about its origins. It appears to have been built in the 1880s, and from its size, by a well-funded congregation. My guess is that it was a Baptist church, as Baptists have built somewhat similar buildings elsewhere in the state, most notably in Trenton.

 

 

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