About Andy Bates

Andy Bates, Director of Programming, began his broadcasting career in 1993 at a small station in Park Hills, MO. Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication/theatre with a minor in theology at Concordia University Chicago. He also earned a Master of Arts in Religion and a Director of Christian Education (DCE) certificate. He has served in parish education, youth and family ministry, outdoor ministry and higher education. Andy joined the KFUO staff as producer and host of Faith & Family in 2013. Andy and his wife, Lauren, who is also a DCE, are the proud parents of Oscar.

Author Archive | Andy Bates
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Faith’n’Family – Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods






With guests Chou Vang and Rev. Dr. Stanish Stanley.

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Faith’n’Family – Rev. Matthew and Heather Ruesch; Lutheran Young Adult Corps; Poet Michelle Swope






With guests Rev. Matthew and Heather Ruesch, Julianna Shults, and Michelle Swope.

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Marriage & Faith

Faith’n’Family – The Role of Traditional Marriage and Family in Passing on the Faith






With guests Dr. Melanie Wilson and Dr. David Ludwig.

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The Rev. Michael Meyer, manager of LCMS Disaster Response, climbs through debris Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Tupelo, Miss. The church suffered catastrophic damage caused by a tornado earlier in the week. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford

Faith’n’Family – When Bad Things Happen






With guest Rev. Michael Meyer.

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MLK Jr Day

Faith & Family – Domestic Missionary to Gary, IN






With Rev. Delwyn X. Campbell.

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MLK Jr Day

Faith & Family – Great Commission Lutheran Church, St. Louis MO






With Rev. Dwight Dickinson.

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MLK Jr Day

Faith’n’Family – Great Commission Lutheran Church; Domestic Missionary to Gary, Indiana






With guests Rev. Dwight Dickinson and Rev. Delwyn Campbell.

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Mercy Medical Team

Faith & Family – New Short Term Mission Opportunities






With Tracy Quaethem.

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American Heritage Girls

Faith & Family – American Heritage Girls






With Patti Garibay.

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DCE Intern

Faith & Family – DCE Intern Short-Term Mission






With Matt Slaybaugh.

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