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Bear Man

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September 27, 2022

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: 8605 Fulton St E, Ada, MI 49301

Category: Men's Ministry | Coordinator: Adam Gorlewski

On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, Redeemer Men’s Ministry will be hosting “Bear Man” Jim VanSteenhouse here at the church. A beast feast dinner will begin at 6:00pm, and Jim will give his testimony at 7:00pm. This event is for men (middle school and up). Younger boys may attend, but just be aware there will be intense pictures and material shared that may not be suitable for them. This exciting dinner event is free, but for planning purposes please reserve a seat(s) by going to our EventBrite page. Questions? Email Adam Gorlewski at

“James H. VanSteenhouse, raised on a Michigan rotation crop farm and graduate of Michigan State University, made Houston, TX home in 1994.

Jim quickly took to the Mortgage Banking industry and in January 2021 Jim resigned his position as CEO at InterLinc Mortgage Services, LLC and now serves as Chairman of the Board. This move allowed Jim to pursue full time ministry to go anywhere at any time to tell his story.

Jim and his wife, Elizabeth, are proud parents of three children. Jim’s rural upbringing brought with it a passion of hunting. Since the early days of hunting on the Michigan countryside, Jim has replaced his shotgun and rifle with a bow and has hunted around the globe.

In September 2015, VanSteenhouse, an avid sportsman and adventurer, boarded a plane headed to Canada’s NW Territories to pursue his dream of archery hunting moose in the Mackenzie Mountain Range. The adventure did not go as planned. On the fourth day of the hunt, deep in the wilderness and miles from base camp, he went from hunter to hunted. Unaware that he was being stalked, Jim was viciously attacked by a Grizzly Bear. A man of faith, he found that faith tested when the world’s largest carnivore tossed him like a ragdoll, with its teeth ripping his flesh, breaking his bones, and raking into his skull. Jim survived by the grace of God and with help from his brave Canadian guide.” You can find out more about Bear Man by going to his website