About Andy Bates

Andy Bates is the host of Faith ‘n’ Family on KFUO and brings a combination of experience and education in broadcasting and youth and family ministry to KFUO. Andy studied at Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO and transferred to Concordia University, River Forest. At Concordia University, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication/theatre with a minor in theology. He also completed a Master of Arts in Religion and a Director of Christian Education certificate. While a student, he was also on the air at KDBB/KFMO, Park Hills, MO and WCBW in St. Louis. Andy is an LCMS rostered Director of Christian Education (DCE) and in addition to his work at KFUO serves Trinity Lutheran Church, Millstadt, IL as Deacon for Youth and Education. Andy and his wife, Lauren, who is also a DCE, are expecting their first child in September. They’re grateful for all the great advice they receive on Faith ‘n’ Family as their family grows.

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Faith’n’Family – Redeemer Luthearn School Gardens

With guests Andy Benscoter, Principal and Danna Keyburn, Science Enrichment Teacher at Redeemer Lutheran School, Austin, TX.

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His Time – Adoption Services, Witness Wednesday, The Rich Young Man

(1) Konnie Gregg and Lisa Gintz talk about adopting, (2) Rev. Mark Wood talk about Witness Wednesday, and (3) Rev. David Sidwell looks at Matthew 19:16-30 and gives today’s sermonette.

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Faith’n’Family – Asking the Hard Questions with Aging Parents

With guests Jane Wilke and Sylvia Nissenboim from Lutheran Senior Services.

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His Time – Campus Ministry, LCMS-U Ministry, Teaching About Divorce

(1) Rev. Jared DeBlieck talks about Campus Ministry, (2) Rev. Marcus Zill talks about LCMS Campus Ministry & LCMSU, and (3) Rev. Timothy Appel looks at Matthew 19:1-15 and gives today’s sermonette.

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Faith’n’Family – Dads Balancing Work & Family Life

Dr. Gayle Kaufman, Davidson College and author of Superdads (NYU Press) and Cary Casey, CEO, National Center for Fathering discuss the challenges of today’s dads balancing work and family life.

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