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Evangelism and Apologetics on the Boardwalk

Join us on this episode of the podcast as we speak with Jim Zozzaro and Chris Byrd about the evangelism efforts of the Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, New Jersey. Established in the 1940s, the Boardwalk Chapel was founded with a vision to present the Gospel to the thousands of tourists that visit the Atlantic Ocean coastal resort town during the summer season.

The Boardwalk Chapel provides an excellent opportunity for evangelism training for those who seek to share the Gospel with others. During the summer months, the Boardwalk Chapel offers evangelism training to college-aged young people and paid summer interns. The training provides practical tools and strategies for sharing the Gospel with others effectively.

There are numerous opportunities to serve, attend, and be involved at the Boardwalk Chapel. From attending weekly services to participating in evangelism efforts, there is something for everyone to be involved in. The Boardwalk Chapel is a welcoming and supportive community that is committed to sharing the Gospel with others.

Pray for the leaders, staff, and evangelism efforts of the Boardwalk Chapel. The Boardwalk Chapel has several needs, including more staff for the summer and more people coming to the training weeks, specifically for the School of Evangelism.

Rev. James Zozzaro is pastor of Christ the King OPC in Cape May, NJ and director of the Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, NJ. Rev. Christopher Byrd is evangelist of Grace OPC in Westfield, NJ.



  • 00:07 Introduction
  • 02:34 Becoming Acquainted with the Boardwalk Chapel
  • 09:14 Painting a Picture of Ministry on the Boardwalk
  • 17:21 Les Dunn and the Beginning of the Boardwalk Chapel
  • 27:22 Recent Changes to the Ministry at Boardwalk Chapel
  • 33:30 Evangelism and Apologetics Training that Extends to Other Fields
  • 46:10 Confirming a Sense of Call
  • 49:39 Current Needs at the Boardwalk Chapel
  • 52:57 How to Get Involved
  • 57:17 Conclusion

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