Episode 029: James Caldemeyer, Pro Bass Fisherman Shares Of How God Has Changed Him Through His Incarceration

In this twenty-ninth episode of the Detention to Redemption podcast, I talk to James Caldemeyer from Lake Fork, Texas. Today James serves as a fishing guide on a Texas lake and competes in bass fishing tournaments around the country. Affable and eager to serve his fishing clients, James engages in all sorts of easy conversation on the water. Yet his demeanor belies a deeper secret- that at the age of 21 he was responsible for an alcohol-related car accident that killed a person and resulted in losing his job, wife, and family.

With the guilt, anguish, and hurt overwhelming, James struggled to live. Yet in his darkest hours he found God waiting for him, with both the iron-fist of consequences and the mercy and grace that saved him from rotting in prison. His testimony and vulnerability blessed me as we talked and I believe you too will be blessed by it!


James’s Website: Lake Fork Trophy Bass

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James’s Facebook: James Caldemeyer

If you have been touched by the music that is shared during this podcast you can buy an album that was written and recorded inside of prison at “Another Captive Free.”

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