The church steeple is a good vantage point in the direction of Lithuania. In 1766 – 1796 the Old Stenders (1714 - 1796) worked as a pastor here. The church plaques commemorate the victims of the Wolrd War I freedom battles and the people deported to Siberia. The altar painiting "The Ascension of Christ" (1844) was done by the Baltic German painter Johann Leberecht Eggink (1784 - 1867).
In 1889 a commemoration stone in honour of the Old Stenders was placed by the church. The stone displays an inscription from his "The Book of High Wisdom". By the church the so-called new cemetery is located, whereas the old one is across the road – on its Stenders Hillthe Old Stenders’s gravestone is located. The stone inscription says: "Here lies G.F.Stenders, Latvian, born 1714, died 1796, together with his wife."
The centre of Sunākste lies approx. 5 km from the church.