Valeene Hayes was a missionary musician at Radio 4VEH in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. She began her ministry with One Mission Society in 1962. Although Valeene left active service in Haiti in 1997, she remains in touch and continues to minister through prayer, and Operation Saturation through the Men For Missions International office. She also continues to represent OMS whenever the opportunity arises.
For six years she was the music director for the OMS radio station and music instructor at the Vocational Bible School. Several Haitian musical groups that she inspired and trained were selected to portray missions in drama and song across Haiti, Canada, the British Isles, and the United States. Valeene then served from 1970-1976 at OMS World Headquarters in World Intercessors, the OMS prayer fellowship, challenging others in new dimensions of prayer. After a two-year leave of absence, during which she was employed as dean of women at Vennard College, she returned to Haiti in 1978 as dorm mother to missionaries' teenagers attending high school in Port-au-Prince.
In 1982 when Radio 4VEH added FM Stereo broadcasting to reach the business and professional community in northern Haiti, Valeene became the FM program director. She fulfilled her role in the Great Commission through a format of easy listening and inspirational music to catch the ear and nuggets from God’s Word to capture the heart. Valeene also conducted Bible studies for women and girls. Radio 4VEH, beams its message in different languages throughout Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Valeene had musical training at Manchester College and Cascade College. For years she enjoyed a music ministry alongside her pastor father, and directed choirs and various music programs in Haiti and the United States.
One Mission Society is an evangelical, interdenominational faith mission that makes disciples of Jesus Christ through intentional evangelism, planting churches and training national leaders in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America. OMS then joins with those churches in global partnerships to reach the rest of the world.