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 & Family – Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

With guest Phil Klopke

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MASP Organ Festival

Faith & Family – Organ Festival for the Reformation

With guests Dr. Jeffrey Blersch and Dr. Mark Bender

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Museum Of The Bible

Faith & Family – Museum of the Bible

With guest Jeremy Burton

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The Rev. Mark Nierman, pastor of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, gr

Faith & Family – Creating and Sustaining Healthy Congregations

With guest Ted Kober

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Day Sponsor

Faith & Family – Day Sponsor Story: Dr. Jack Fyans

With guest Dr. Jack Fyans

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Brew In The Lou

Faith & Family – Supporting Lutheran Education: Brew in the Lou

With guests Kit Auble, Devri Davis, and Megan Arnold

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small catechism explanation revisions

Faith & Family – Confirmation: History and Practice

With guests Dr. Mark Blanke, Rev. Dr. Marvin Bergman, and Mary Stafford

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Faith & Family – Exceptional Education for Children of All Abilities

With guests Stacy Hoeft, Marty Moro, Richard Schumacher, and Tom Wrege.

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Faith & Family – Hurricane Irma Updates from Local Lutherans

With guests Cassie Moore, DCE, and Leslie Sullivan, DCE

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Poland English Bible Camp

Faith & Family – Poland English Bible Camp

With guests Erin Alter, Stacey McIntyre, and Rev. Dr. Jim Butler

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