John and Heather “Otis” Tayloe, President and Founders

MISSION STATEMENT

Our purpose is to “reach the world, with God’s Word, through radio.”

WHO WE ARE

John and Heather Tayloe established Strategic Communications Group in 1998 to further their lifelong work in international gospel radio broadcasting. Today, Strategic Communication Group’s Voice of Hope’s radio stations are spreading the gospel message throughout the world.

LEADERSHIP

John D. Tayloe

Founder and President

John Tayloe has over 30 years in international radio broadcasting and leadership. In John and his wife Heather founded Strategic Communications Group in 1998, a ministry vision that started in prayer.

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John oversees Strategic’s Voice of Hope radio stations and gives leadership to its vision and growing coverage worldwide. John serves as the Vice President of the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters. Over the years, John has lent his expertise in international broadcasting and fundraising with organizations such as Life Without Limbs, SAT-7 Television, Worship TV of the PAX Channel, Salem Communications, Mission America, LeSEA Broadcasting and Christian Solidarity International.

John’s broadcast experience includes KPRZ-Los Angeles, Salem Media’s KKLA-Los Angeles and KDAR-Oxnard.

John is an Ordained Minister and has studied at Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Intercultural Studies. John and his wife Heather have been married for 29 years and reside in Southern California along with their three children.

Charles Lambert

Executive Director

Charles Lambert has served missions most of his adult life. He has planted churches and helped to provide food, medicine and shelter for various poor indigenous groups throughout Latin America, Cuba, the Middle East and Africa and has worked in fund and project...

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development for SAT-7 Television, Precept Ministries and the American Bible Society.

Today, Charles serves as Executive

Director, Strategic Communications Group and its Voice of Hope world radio network. Charles is a graduate of Boston University with a Masters of Education in Counseling and has studied abroad and worked in many cross-cultural settings. He has an Honorary Doctorate Degree from SEMISUD in Quito, Ecuador. He is fluent in Spanish. He has traveled extensively and considers himself an internationalist. Charles is married to Susana Lambert.

Ray Robinson

Vice President Operations

Throughout his adult life, Ray has had a passion for sharing the Gospel and a sense of calling to missionary radio. In his native UK, he volunteered with several international Christian broadcasters, before relocating to the United States. Following a distinguished career in...

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I.T. executive management, Ray joined the Voice of Hope World Radio Network in 2012, and now serves as Vice President, Operations. He oversees the myriad of daily details that go into expanding the reach and effectiveness of the network stations, and relishes the occasional opportunity to get behind the microphone when time permits!

Chela Silwamba

Vice President
Voice of Hope - Africa

Mr. Chela Silwamba, Vice President of Strategic Communication Group, Zambia (Voice of Hope - Africa) began his assignment in Mid March 2015, he also serves as a financial analyst presenters at radio Christian Voice (CV) Zambia since...

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1999. He is a qualified chartered banker, spending the first 15 years of his career at Grindlays bank Zambia now (Stanbic bank) and Nat west bank United Kingdom. Silwamba is an entrepreneur in the Agricultural sector and Financial sector respectively.

Jacob Dayan

Executive Director
Voice of Hope - Israel

Jacob “Yaki” Dayan is currently the Executive Director, Voice of Hope, Ltd. – Israel and has been working closely with John Tayloe for the past two years for the establishment of the Voice of Hope radio station in Israel.

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Mr. Dayan served as the Consul General of Israel from October of 2007 to August of 2011. In this role, he was the senior representative of the State of Israel in the Southwestern United States.

Before assuming his post in Los Angeles, Mr. Dayan was selected to prepare a strategic plan on the feasibility of opening negotiations with Syria.

Prior to this he served as Chief of Staff to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom. In this position he had intimate involvement in policy formation, decision-making, and implementation. He was also responsible for Ministerial strategy development related to various diplomatic efforts and coordinated policy initiatives between Ministries. Previously he was the Policy Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, where he was responsible for the Minister's work on US, Asia, East Europe, and Middle East affairs. He managed various projects related to Ministerial activities as well as diplomatic initiatives at the United Nations General Assembly.

Mr. Dayan served in the role of Political Counselor at the Embassy of Israel in Washington D.C. where he was responsible for policy coordination with the State Department and the National Security Council. Previous to his service in Washington he held the post of Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Israel in Athens, Greece. And, he served in the Department of Palestinian Affairs in the Foreign Ministry where he participated in Israeli peace delegations and served on several working committees.

Mr. Dayan graduated Magna cum Laude from Tel Aviv University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics and History and has done graduate work in Historical Studies. He served in the Israel Defense Forces in a military intelligence capacity.

Consul General Dayan is married to Galit, and they have three children.

Jim Shoffner

Chief Engineer
Voice of Hope-Americas
(KVOH-Los Angeles)

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Lorenzo Martinez

On Air Minister
Voice of Hope - Americas
(KVOH-Los Angeles)

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Richard and
Velda Horner

Chief Teaching Technician
Voice of Hope - Africa

Richard is our Chief Teaching Technician for Voice of Hope – Africa and is working with our Chief Engineer, Francis Musonda to oversee the operation of our two large Continental shortwave transmitters...

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with broadcast coverage to over 75% of Africa with the gospel message.

Richard served George Otis, for more than a decade as Chief Engineer with High Adventure’s Voice of Hope-Asia on the Pacific island of Palau before it was sold to LeSEA Christian Broadcasting. Richard Horner has been involved with radio transmitters since he was 12 years old when he built his first AM transmitter out of parts from old radios he scrounged from local repair shops. Since then, his more than 20 years experience in broadcast engineering includes work in Haiti, almost 7 years as chief engineer with Light of Life Ministries in Maine, and over 10 years as chief engineer for High Adventure Ministries in the Republic of Palau broadcasting the Gospel to China and all of SE Asia.

Richard earned his BA degree in Physics and Mathematics from Houghton College, Houghton, New York. Richard and Velda have been married for 37 years. Velda is a homemaker and has enjoyed her career caring for the elderly.

Francis Musonda

Chief Engineer
Voice of Hope - Africa

Francis Musonda joined Strategic Communications Group – Zambia in 2016, as its Chief Engineer for Voice of Hope – Africa, radio station that was previously owned by Radio Christian Voice.


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Francis has an extensive background in Electronics Engineering and was the Lead Electronics Technician for Radio Christian Voice, the second largest radio station in Zambia where he oversaw the technical operations of the Shortwave and FM radio stations.

Because of his radio engineering accomplishments, Francis was appointed as a member of Republic of Zambia National Radio Task Force, which was responsible for overseeing migration from Analogue Television to Digital Terrestrial Television.

Francis is very active in the local church where he is an Elder. In his free time he farms and keeps livestock as well as grows crops to support his family. He lives in Lusaka the capital city of Zambia.

Mike Smith

Lead Transmitter Operator
Partnership Representative

Mike has served in diverse service outreaches for over ten years. He’s provided humanitarian aid support in the Mississippi Gulf Coast and to Middle Eastern refugees in Southern California; visual media work with One Heart...

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for Israel, and today serves Voice of Hope’s mission as a Lead Transmitter Operator Partnership Representative.

Mike has travelled to several countries across three continents, including Israel and Mexico. In 2011, upon meeting a Muslim who became a follower of Christ via underground Gospel media in Iran, Mike chose to help others in the same way. This pursuit continues as part of Voice of Hope’s international outreach. Mike is a native Californian and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Biola University.