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

Faith’n’Family – Intergenerational Approach to Youth Ministry






Intergenerational Approach to Youth Ministry — with guests Rev. Mark Kiessling and James Lohman.

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Faith’n’Family – “A New Reformation?”






“A New Reformation?” — with guests Rev. Dr. Gary Zieroth and Rev. Philip Hoppe.

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Faith’n’Family – Youth Ministry






The Youth Poll — with guest Terry Dittmer of the Youth Ministry.

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Faith’n’Family – “Sunday School: Helpful or Hurtful?”






“Sunday School: Helpful or Hurtful” with Tom Nummela of Concordia Publishing House.

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Faith’n’Family – History of the Reformation for Families






“History of the Reformation for Families” with guest Dr. Daniel van Voorhis of Concordia University in Irvine, Texas

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Faith’n’Family – Lutheran Heritage Museum






“Lutheran Heritage Museum” with guest Carla Jordan, the Director of the Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum.

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Faith’n’Family – CPH Resources for Reformation






“CPH Resources for Reformation” with guest Peggy Kuethe, an editor at CPH.

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Faith’n’Family – Immigrating for Religious Freedom






“Lutherans immigrating to the US for Religious Freedom” with guest Lynda Lorenz from Saxon Lutheran Memorial.

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Faith’n’Family – Lutheran Residential Education






“Lutheran Residential Education” with guest Rev. Paul Mehl from St. Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, Missouri.

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Faith’n’Family – Lutheran Schools and Education






“Why classical Lutheran Schools are a good choice for education” with guest Rev. Dr. Matt Hoehner from the Eagle College Prep Charter School.

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