John and Heather Otis Tayloe
President and Founders


To strategically broadcast the Gospel of Jesus Christ across the globe in a language they understand, in a relevant way, leading to disciples who make disciples.


Strategic Communications Group’s purpose is to “reach the world, with God’s Word, through radio.” 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. John and Heather Tayloe established Strategic Communications Group in 1998 to further their lifelong work in international gospel radio broadcasting. Heather’s father, George Otis, Sr., established VOICE OF HOPE – 945 AM radio station in South Lebanon in 1979 and broadcast until it went off the air in 2000. Seventeen years later, the Lord moved John and Heather to reestablish the VOICE OF HOPE… this time in Israel. On March 28, 2017, the VOICE OF HOPE returned to the airwaves on 1287 AM reaching Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus and Israel from our studios on the Sea of Galilee Israel.

We honor the original vision of George Otis and his great desire to share the gospel worldwide. John and Heather have added their own unique life mission leading to the expansion of VOICE OF HOPE WORLD RADIO NETWORK’S global broadcasting reach.

Discussions and planning IS currently underway to expand our Voice of Hope broadcast reach further into North Africa and Asia. More to announce soon!

*Strategic Communications Group owns and operates the following global radio stations:

  • VOICE OF HOPE – MIDDLE EAST - 1287 AM (Galilee, Israel) Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus and Israel.
  • VOICE OF HOPE – AFRICA (Lusaka, Zambia) 75% of Africa by Shortwave radio.
  • VOICE OF HOPE – AMERICAS (KVOH-Los Angeles) Cuba, Mexico, Central America by Shortwave radio.


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.


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.

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...


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...


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.


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)

Coming Soon

Lorenzo Martinez

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

Coming Soon

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...


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.


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.