The David Caleb Cook Foundation Story

As part of the David C Cook ministry family, the David Caleb Cook Foundation shares a 145-year legacy of creating and distributing leadership, discipleship, and worship resources to ministry partners around the globe.

1875

David Caleb Cook begins publishing Sunday school resources for children left homeless after the Great Chicago Fire. The nonprofit publishing ministry continues to this day as David C Cook and has become the largest interdenominational provider of children’s ministry curriculum.

1942

Francis Kerr Cook establishes the David C Cook Foundation “to aid and promote the work of religious education without profit to any person or group.” David C Cook publishing revenues support ministry efforts that benefit Christians worldwide, but the Foundation remains largely unknown.

2010

Collaboration with pastors in India results in a special children’s ministry curriculum for orphans. The curriculum forms the basis for Life on Life, which now serves millions of children in 28 countries and 7 languages. Life on Life spreads rapidly as donors and ministry partners invest to create a self-sustaining ministry model.

Released the same year, The Action Bible captivates children with illustrations by comic book artist Sergio Cariello. Now available in 38 languages, The Action Bible supports discipleship programs in 53 countries.

2011

The Story of Jesus, an excerpt from The Action Bible, is published, providing ministry leaders with an effective resource for evangelism and community outreach. Distribution now exceeds 56 million copies in 86 countries and 48 languages worldwide.

Today

God continues to open doors for the David Caleb Cook Foundation to partner with ministry leaders in countries where the need for effective biblical resources is great and Christianity is growing–and children’s lives are being transformed by God’s love!