The first contact was in 1949 when the Nome pastor discovered an interest in the Sabbath by a Native living here at the time. In 1986, there were 36 Selawik Natives who dedicated their modest, but attractive place of worship. Presently there are 10-12 people who worship in the church. There is a comfortable parsonage and church for volunteers as well as a broadcasting radio. AMA volunteers, José and Edna Estrella have an ongoing food ministry. In 2018, Alaska Camps hosted a day camp with plans to continue in 2019. The ministry is growing and there are two immediate needs: raise the parsonage off the ground and renovate the interior of the church so that there is space to accommodate meetings.