Our Story

Make Way Ministries was birthed through a vision given to our President, Dustin Renz. After walking through a season a deep repentance in his life, the Lord did an incredible work of restoration, completely setting him free from his addiction to pornography, drugs and alcohol. After being restored to the ministry in 2012, the Lord began to deal with him about starting a ministry that would eventually expand to national and international levels. Through several years of prayer, ministry in local churches, and opportunities opening through the U.S.A. and overseas, God made it clear that the time was approaching for the launch of this missionary-evangelist ministry. To hear the story of the supernatural way that the Lord brought confirmation that it was time to launch, please watch this video on our YouTube channel.

Dustin Renz, an Ordained Evangelist with the Assemblies of God, serves as the President of Make Way Ministries. Founded as a non-profit organization in 2019, Make Way Ministries provides ministry locally in the Dayton, Ohio area, nationally throughout the United States, and internationally in several countries. Our speaking ministry has been welcomed into churches, conferences, prisons, rehabilitation centers, schools, youth groups and other venues. Contact us to schedule a service or event.

Our Message:

Preaching the uncompromised truth in love, calling the Body of Christ to awaken through a word of exhortation on vital topics such as:

  • Repentance
  • A Return to Holiness
  • Separation from the World
  • Reigniting Our First Love

Calling every member of the Body of Christ to press into a deeper walk with the Lord by speaking on themes such as:  

  • Intimacy with God
  • A Call to Prayer
  • The Necessity of the Word of God
  • Understanding Fasting
  • Thriving in Your Devotional Life

Challenging the church to rise up and share the Gospel as an everyday lifestyle. We offer practical teaching and training to equip believers to be light in darkness. Teachings include:

  • Evangelism Theology
  • The Philosophy of Evangelism
  • Evangelism as a Lifestyle
  • Practical Ways to Share the Gospel

What Others are Saying About Our Speaking Ministry:

“Dustin Renz has been one of our keynote speakers at our annual conference over the past few years. We will continue to invite him back because he is such a TREMENDOUS BLESSING to our people. I say that because he humbly adapts himself to our setting and because he always brings a fresh and anointed word from the Lord. I highly recommend Dustin as a speaker.”

—Pastor Steve Gallagher, Pure Life Ministries, Dry Ridge, Kentucky


What an incredible week of ministry we had with Pastor Dustin Renz in Nicaragua. He is anointed, hears from God, is led by the Spirit and is not afraid to preach the word and be transparent. People were saved, filled with the Spirit, healed and touched mightily by God. God used him in every ministry setting he was placed in: street evangelism, church services, men’s events and pastoral training. We would highly recommend him to minister at any event and look forward to continued ministry together in the future.”

—Missionary Rob Wehrley, Project Samuel, Nicaragua


“Pastor Dustin shared the amazing story of Christ’s transforming power in his life at our Men’s retreat. His clear and transparent communication regarding his struggles with pornography helped our church “broach” this sensitive issue with our men. We are still reaping the positive results of his testimony!”

—Pastor Kevin Cordner, Christian Life Center, Dayton, Ohio


“It was a privilege to have Dustin at our church because his messages on purity was biblical, convictional, and practical. The way he communicates the Word of God will expose your church family to a call to moral purity in a culture that is adrift to all things godly.”

—Dr. Larry Lamb, Cielo Vista Church, El Paso, Texas


“Dustin doesn’t just come with another sermon; he shares his life journey and what Jesus taught him about living a life of sanctification and victory. You will be challenged and encouraged at the same time. He is passionate about seeing others transformed by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Your congregation will be blessed through his ministry.”

—Pastor Bruce Craig, The River Church of Kansas City, Kansas City, Kansas

“I heartily recommend the speaking ministry of Dustin Renz of Make Way Ministries to other Pastors and ministries. His presentation of the word of God on several occasions at Connection Pointe Church of God has always been well prepared, well prayer over, and well proclaimed.  Our people have been deeply impacted by his timely messages and the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The anointing of the Holy Spirit is strongly evident upon his ministry!”

-Pastor Randy Barr, Connection Pointe Church of God, Grove City, Ohio

“Make Way Ministries, through its president, Dustin Renz, had a significant influence on the Brazilian Church during his two-week trip to Brazil. We visited 3 states, the Word of God was preached in 10 different churches, hundreds of people were impacted by the power of God at this time. There were testimonies of healing, repentance, reconciliation with God and people who surrendered to God’s love. Pure Life Ministries Brazil is grateful for the time dedicated to Brazil and for all the opportunities that were opened to us during this time of conferences.”

-Paulo Gouvea, Director, Pure Life Ministries Brazil