CALVARY’S SPORTSMAN & OUTDOOR EXPO
Formerly known as the Wild Game Dinner & Outdoor Expo, Calvary’s Sportsman & Outdoor Expo will be yet another exciting event to look forward to. Bring your friends and join us for a great day! We will have delicious food, great seminars, numerous vendors/exhibitors, and fantastic giveaway items! Dinner includes Okie’s Smokies BBQ pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, salad bar, and dessert. Did we mention that we have great giveaway items?
Your ticket price of $50 includes all of this!
Get your tickets today!
 
View our recap video from last year’s event to see what we are all about!
JANUARY 27, 2024
1-8:30PM 
TICKETS $50
All sales final
6100 Perrine Rd. 
Midland, MI 48640
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
John Bergsma
“Host of The Great Lakes Fisherman’s Digest Television Show”
 
John Bergsma is the host of Fisherman’s Digest, a television show that airs nationally, regionally and locally. John began his fishing career at four years old wandering around the shores of local gravel pits in his home of Grand Rapids Michigan. At 30 years old John entered the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Tour for its inaugural event in 1990. For the next 18 years, John was a full-time Walleye fisherman on the tour . Retiring at the end of 2009 from tournament fishing, John turned his attention to building and developing Pine Bluff Resort in the central upper peninsula. In 2015 John opened the doors to Fisherman’s Digest. For the last eight years he has toured the great lakes region, filming and broadcasting shows, meant to educate and entertain fishermen, who want to learn more about fishing right here in Michigan and surrounding states. John grew up in a Christian home. His dad was a minister as were four of his uncles. John’s two brothers are also currently pastors. John brings a strong faith in God and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ to everything he does.
2024 SEMINARS
Each year we offer a variety of seminars curated to engage, inform, and excite! Whether your interests include hunting, fishing, backpacking, or biking– we have a seminar for you!
Chronic Wasting Disease – Covid of the Deer World? | 2 & 3PM
Presented by John Furnier 
We all lived through covid and the turmoil that followed. There are lasting repercussions. In the deer world, chronic wasting disease (CWD) is seen as a major threat to deer and deer hunting by many state game agencies. Let’s review some of the latest information on the disease.
 
Backpacking for Beginners | 3PM
Presented by Al Backus 
We will discuss reasons to start backpacking and how to get started.
 
Backpacking – Advanced Techniques | 4PM
Presented by Al Backus
We will discuss how to lighten your pack using the Ultralight method and various options for backpacking. 
 
Cooking & Preserving Your Game Without a Freezer // Care & Seasoning of Your Cast Iron | 3PM & 4PM
Presented by JoAnne Clagg
We will discuss the ABCs of preserving your game without a freezer. Also, we will talk about the care and seasoning of cast iron pans for home or for camping. There will be equipment on display for you to view. Bring your questions!
 
Q & A with our Fishing Expert | 5PM
Presented by John Bergsma
Bring your questions and get ready to hear some great information on fishing! This seminar will be presented by the host of Fisherman’s Digest, John Bergsma. John has years of experience and is here to educate and entertain those who like to fish, who want to learn more about fishing right here in Michigan and surrounding states. Join us for a great seminar!
 
Understand Self Defense Law & Building Your Training Program | 2 & 4PM
Presented by Christophor Periatt
This seminar is for those that want to better understand the self-defense laws of Michigan. He will cover how to build your personal defense training program and the simple drills that can be done to improve your readiness while carrying a self defense firearm. Our presenter has the background and experience to educate you on these topics. He is a seasoned law enforcement officer and Director of Criminal Justice of Kirtland Community College.
*Recommended for this seminar is to bring a notepad and pen to take notes!*
 
Land Navigation – Getting off the beaten path. | 2PM
Presented by Al Backus
This seminar is to help people who may want to explore off trail. We will cover compass usage, how to read a topographic map, what to bring, safety concerns, etc. Usually this is a day trip idea…hunters scouting an area, mushroom hunting, etc. Join us for a great seminar!

Predator Calling 101 | 3 & 4PM
Presented by Dave by D.L. Calls
How do I get started, what equipment is needed, scouting, set up for calling, how to call, and safety. Bring your questions, we are here to help.
 
Q & A with our Conservation Officers | 3 & 4PM
Presented by our local Conservation Officers
Join us for an informational presentation with our Conservation Officers. They will be here to answer your questions on fish and game. Bring your questions and join us for a great seminar! 
 
Getting Women and Children into the Outdoors | 4PM
Presented by Lori Card of Wild Card Outdoor Adventures
Join us for an informational session of how to help get women and children more involved in the outdoors. This is presented by Wild Card Outdoor Adventures, a non-profit that educates, encourages, empowers and promotes women and children in the outdoors. They help all ages and skill levels. They organize all kinds of outdoor events from hunting, fishing, camping & much more.
2024 VENDORS
Mobile Meat Processing
BAS Custom Fishing Poles
Underwater Antics
D.L. Calls
Watercolors by Dan Swaffer
Darton Archery
Daylight Outfitters
Deer Tracking Dog UBT Jacob VanHouten with Jager
The Back 40 Taxidermy Studio
Wild Card Outdoor Adventures
Beck’s Bees
Duncan’s Outdoor Shop
Michigan Friends of the NRA
Bay City Boat Rental
Willow Tree Soapery
Tellin Tales Sportfishing LLC
Midland County Sportsman’s Club
Freeland Conservation Club
Midland Sand Company LLC
Hatchet Haulers LLC
Michigan Brand
Blind River Ranch
 
Interested in being one of our 2024 Vendors?
Contact Amy Meylan at sportsman@cbcmidland.org.
HAVE QUESTIONS? 
Email sportsman@cbcmidland.org or call the church office at 989.832.2991