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.

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SpeakUp Conference

Faith & Family – Demon Possession, Mental Health, and Developmental Disabilities: SpeakUp Conference

With guests Rev. Dr. Rick Marrs, Stephen M. Saunders, Ph.D., and Deaconess Kimberly Trombley

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Speak Up Conference

Faith & Family – Informed Congregations on Mental Health: SpeakUp Conference

With guests Rev. Dennis Goff and Laura Hoffman, MSW, LCSW, LCAC

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Fall Prevention

Faith & Family – Fall Prevention with Lutheran Senior Services

With Ben Caffey

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Run Hard Rest Well

Faith & Family – Run Hard, Rest Well

With guest Brenda Jank

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Portrait of Deaconess Kim Bueltmann at the International Center of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in St. Louis. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford

Faith’n’Family – Missionary Story: Deaconess Kim Bueltmann

With guest Deaconess Kim Bueltmann

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Sarah Kanoy, a career missionary in East Africa and part of a LCMS Mercy Medical Team, greets residents of a village on Monday, June 20, 2016, in Turkana, Kenya. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford

Faith & Family – Sarah Kanoy, Serving the Lord in East Africa

With guest Sarah Kanoy

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Ghosts

Ghosts: Dearly Departed or Dangerous Demons?

With guest Rev. Dr. Robert H. Bennett.

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Vocation of farmers

Faith’n’Family – Vocation of Farmers

With guests Jeff Wielert and Rev. Jeff Schanbacher.

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Faith & Family – October Lutheran Witness: Luther’s Hymns – True or False?

With guest Rev. Dr. Paul Grime

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October Witness hymn

Faith & Family – October Lutheran Witness: Teaching Hymns to Children

With guest Katie Schuermann

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