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

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.

1974

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.

1980

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.

1980

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?

1981

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.

1982

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

2016

Began Make It Clear Studio

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

2019

Started Make It Clear Media

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

2019

Began Make It Clear Marketplace

The Make It Clear Marketplace provides resources for Christians

2021

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.

2022

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
2022