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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Faith’n’Family – Adoption






Adoption with guests DCE Jennifer Hills and Rev. Joel & Clarion Fritsche .

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His Time – Creation Club, Lutherans Engage the World, Through the Spirit






(1) Deaconess Pam Nielson talks about Lutherans Engage the World, (2) Rev. Warren Woerth talks about Creation Club, and (3) Rev. Peter Marcis looks at Romans 7:21-8:17 and gives today’s sermonette.

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Faith’n’Family – Foster Care






Foster Care with guest Beverly Schaefer from Lutheran Family and Children Services of Missouri.

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Faith’n’Family – Pro-Life Youth and Caring for the Elderly






Pro-Life Youth with guest Laura Davis, and Caring for the Elderly with guests Rev. Bobby Briggs and Chaplain Amy Upchurch.

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His Time – Light of Christ, Final Charge to Timothy






(1) Becky Shaw and Clare talk about Light of Christ Lutheran Church, (2) Rev. Stanish Stanley looks at 2 Timothy 3:1-17, and (3) Rev. Alex Lissow gives today’s sermonette.

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Faith’n’Family – Sanctity of Life






Sanctity of Life — with guests Maggie Karner and Carol Tobias.

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His Time – Multi-Ethic Symposium, Death in Adam, Life in Christ






(1) Rev. Dr. Andy Bartelt on the Multi-Ethic Symposium, and (2) Rev. Anthony Steinbronn looks at Romans 5:1-21 and gives today’s sermonette.

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Faith’n’Family – Human Trafficking






What is human trafficking? What does God’s Word have to say about it? How are we given to help those who are victims? — with guest Rev. John Hohe from Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Powell, Ohio.

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Faith’n’Family – Youth Ministry Symposium






Youth Ministry Symposium 2014: Faith, Values and Millennials — with guest speakers Hilary Davidson, Dr. Patricia Herzog, and DCE Tom Couser.

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Faith’n’Family – Chaplains serving the Incarcerated






How do Jail Chaplains serve the incarcerated and their families with the Gospel of Jesus? with guest Vince Stanley, Humanitri Chaplain, St. Louis County Justice Center.

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