Our History

In 1974, God prompted a young Florida Bible College graduate to launch an evangelistic ministry that would provide Bible teaching and resources to communicate the gospel and Word of God in a correct and clear manner. From this simple beginning, Make It Clear Ministries was born.

Today, Dr. Stan and Carol Ponz serve as its founders and president, providing creative leadership during this time of rapid growth!

As the ministry grew, so did its commitment to:

  • A complete love for Jesus Christ
  • A compassionate love for others
  • A correct handling of Scripture
  • A clear presentation of the gospel and God’s Word;
  • A combination of ministries that connect all people groups to Jesus Christ and His Word.

Began Tract Ministry

Why Didn't Someone Tell Me?In 1974 what was know as Soul Winning Ministries, began a tract ministry in Hollywood, FL with, Why Didn’t Someone Tell Me? written by Stan Ponz and A Christmas to Remember written by Carol Ponz. Gene Ledbetter a night school student at Florida Bible College who worked for a national paper company had unused paper that was to be discarded. So instead of discarding the paper we decided to print tracts.


Move to San Antonio Texas

In 1980 Soul Winning Ministries moved to San Antonio, Texas and was renamed Make It Clear Ministries. The tract ministry was expanded to include radio broadcasts, seminars, speaking, and a counseling ministry.


Began Radio Broadcast of Make It Clear on KSLR

Began a 5-minute radio broadcast in the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio on KSLR called, Make It Clear.


How Hard Do You Really Have to Work? tract introduced

Stan and Carol's son Joe, at the age of 10 wrote the tract How Hard Do You Really Have to Work?


Began Radio Broadcast of Make It Clear on KDRY

Began a radio broadcast of Make It Clear on KDRY. This has been our longest continuous broadcast station.  You can still hear Make It Clear on KDRY today.


Moved Make It Clear Ministries to Orlando, Florida

Moved Make It Clear Ministries to Orlando, Florida to begin an unofficial relationship to help with Florida Bible College’s new beginning in Orlando


Began Make It Clear Studio

Appointed Doug Stroup as Senior Director of Make It Clear Studio which includes television, movie shorts, and feature films.

Read More2019

Started Make It Clear Media

Make It Clear Media added podcast and mobile apps to our radio programs

Listen Now2019

Began Make It Clear Marketplace

The Make It Clear Marketplace provides resources for Christians


Hired John Boehm as Executive Vice President

After seven years of continued service in Make It Clear Ministries as Vice President, manager, and volunteer, Make It Clear hired John as Executive Vice President.


Began Make It Clear Special Ministries

  • Clear Connections Womens Ministry
  • Good News Made Clear an 8-session small group study series and seminar; and special evangelism training in pregnancy centers

Started Law Enforcement Minstry

The Law Enforcement Minstry is headed by Dr. Tim Rupp who was a career police officer before being called into fulltime vocational ministry.

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A New Home in San Antonio Texas

All of us at Make It Clear Ministries are grateful to the Lord for how and where He is growing Make It Clear Ministries and Clarity Christian College.

After much prayer, speaking with trusted godly advisors, and open discussion with the Board of Make It Clear Ministries, the Lord has opened the door for MICM to relocate its headquarters from Orlando, FL, to San Antonio, TX. Dr. Stan and Carol Ponz will relocate to serve with the ministry and live in San Antonio.

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