Taking the truth of God's Word and communicating it correctly, clearly, courageously, compassionately, and consistently world-wide.
Dr. Stan Ponz serves as President of Florida Bible College in Orlando, Florida and is married to his high school sweetheart Carol, who led him to the Lord in 1966. They live in north east of Orlando.
Stan graduated from Florida Bible College in 1972, where as a student he served as an officer in student government, participated in outreach events and youth ministry development. He also served on its faculty and as Dean of Men until 1979 when he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary.
As a ministry leader, Stan is founder and president of Make It Clear Ministries (a national ministry that began in 1973 to help churches increase membership involvement while decreasing conflict), serves on the board of directors of Special Forces Ministries (a ministry to the San Antonio Police Officers), and is vice-president of Christian Impact Ministries - - Uniquely You Ministries (a national ministry providing seminars, leadership training, and resources in the faith based and business/professional community). He has co-authored with Dr. Mels Carbonell many of the Uniquely You resource materials used in church health development.
As a minister since 1983, Stan has pastored three churches; a church plant in a suburban city in South Texas, strengthened a large church in rural upstate New York, and a historic church in a busy southern California city. While serving as lead pastor of International, he mentors pastors and Christian leaders across the country. He knows the heart of people and shepherding in different environments as a Bible expositor.
As an educator, Stan founded a ministry training institute and a certified Bible College. He also does consulting for various Christian ministries in the area of conflict resolution and ministry leadership development. He has served in administration and on the faculty of four Bible Colleges, three of which were the former Florida Bible College, Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL and Word of Life Bible Institute in Scroon Lake, NY and has served on the Board of Advisors for one of America’s leading seminaries in southern California. Stan currently is guest faculty in Bible Colleges and Seminaries worldwide.
As a writer, he has written numerous study manuals on theology, books of the Bible, as well as pamphlets on evangelism and discipleship including men’s ministry resources for Promise Keepers. He has also participated on the speaking teams for Promise Keepers Men’s Ministry Conferences and was on its writing team that produced Seminar Workbooks used in two training seminars to equip pastors and church leaders in getting more men effectively involved in men’s ministries.
As a speaker, his energetic and solid Bible teaching makes him a sought after speaker at numerous Bible Conferences, Child Evangelism Fellowship, AWANA, Men’s Conferences, and Leadership Retreats around the world. In addition he has conducted training for many business and professional people in the areas of staff development, team building, vision-casting, conflict resolution, wellness, and at various marriage and family, and youth events. Both Stan and Carol are often invited to speak at marriage and family conferences.
Stan is currently heard on WTLN radio Monday through Friday in Orlando Florida and on the Internet 24/7; and participates as a guest on numerous radio and television programs nationwide.
The mandate of Jesus Christ is to: “make disciples” throughout the world. This begins by making Jesus Christ and His saving grace known to others. Events, resources, outreaches, speaking, teaching, and training opportunities are designed to help non-Christians come to faith alone in Jesus Christ for the glory of God and then to grow to become fully obedient worshippers of God.
Just becoming a believer in Christ is not enough. He or she needs to grow in grace and the full knowledge of Christ. Make It Clear Ministries is being used of the Lord to provide:
Radio and Media
The daily broadcasts of Make It Clear on radio in Honolulu, in San Antonio, and in Orlando; and the 24/7 accessibility on our website www.makeitclear.org of the sermons of Dr. Stan Ponz, provide people locally, nationally, and globally the opportunity to hear Biblically sound messages from God’s Word.
Fulfilling the purpose of Make It Clear Ministries cannot be done alone. To accomplish this, it must have qualified and approved committed men and women who share the same purpose and live it in their own lives and ministries.
ABOUT THE BIBLE - The Bible is God’s Word to us. Human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit wrote it. Because God inspired it, it is the truth without any mixture of error. It is the supreme source of truth for Christians to believe and live. Psalm 12:6; 119:105,160; Prov. 30:5; 2 Tim. 1:13; 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21.
ABOUT GOD - God is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe, He is eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Gen. 1:1,26,27; Psalm 90:2; Matt. 28:19; John 14:8-11; Rom. 8:13-16;1 Cor. 12:3-6; Col. 2:8,9
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST - Jesus Christ is God the Son, and is co-equal with God the Father. He was virgin-born, offered Himself on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Now lives for us in heaven, Will return again for all believers. Matt. 1:22,23; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1,14; Heb. 4:14,15; 1 Cor. 15:3-7; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Tim. 6:14,15; Titus 2:13; 1 Pet. 2:24.
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT - The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father, and the Son. He is present in the world to draw men to Christ. He lives in every Christian the moment they trust in Christ. He enables the Christian to live with power, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. John 16:7-13; 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Rom. 8:1-11; 12:1-8; 1 Cor. 2:12; 3:16; Gal. 5:25;
ABOUT MANKIND - People are made in the spiritual image of God, All of us are marred by a sinful nature, which causes us to live in disobedience to God. This “sin-nature” separates people from God and causes many problems in life. Genesis 1:27;Psalm 8:3-6; Isa 53:6a; 59:1,2; Rom 3:23.
ABOUT SALVATION - Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it by faith alone in Jesus Christ. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from the penalty of sin. When we place our faith alone in Christ alone, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ as his personal Savior by faith, and is eternally secure in Christ. Rom. 3:23; 6:23; Rev. 21:27; Eph. 2:8,9; 2 Cor. 5:21; John 3:16 1 John 5:13; John 6:37,39; 10:28.
ABOUT ETERNITY - People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is eternal condemnation in hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:36; Romans 6:23; 8:17,18; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9; Revelation 20:15.