Transform Children to Transform Their World
Through the support of donors, strategic partners, and impact investors, God is using resources from the David Caleb Cook Foundation to fulfill the Great Commission. This collaboration now reaches millions of the world’s most vulnerable children through evangelism, Bible engagement, and discipleship. Please join us in celebrating the legacy of God’s work through the David Caleb Cook Foundation and its impact on past, present, and future generations.
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.
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.
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 more than 17 million children in 31 countries and 15 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 29 languages, The Action Bible supports discipleship programs in 32 countries.
The David Caleb Cook Foundation reflects a growing number of opportunities for impact investors to advance self-sustaining children’s ministry in countries where the need is great and Christianity is growing.
Meet Our Team
Say hello to our team, each one a dedicated member of our ministry.
He has a graduate degree in business from Northwestern in Chicago and decades of international business and ministry experience, including 18 years at United Parcel Service and various positions at Perimeter Church in Atlanta. Gary and his wife, Lissa, first met at Wheaton College where they were both Christian Education majors. They have been married 39 years and have three grown children and three grandchildren.
Pete also has a passion for international ministry, serving short term in more than 15 countries and living in China for three years. He has been a pastor, church planter, and mission mobilizer, continually working to spread God’s truth and love around the globe. He is blessed to be able to continue this calling through his work with the David Caleb Cook Foundation.
Pete earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Citadel in South Carolina and his master’s degree in Christian leadership from Asbury Seminary. He has been married for 15 years to his wife, Heather, and they are proud parents of three children.
In addition to his work with the David Caleb Cook Foundation, Pete hosts a weekly podcast dedicated to helping Christian parents with practical wisdom.
Impact Investors have the opportunity to help establish self-sustaining ministry programs that can influence an entire country or region. Please contact us to learn more about the Foundation’s current initiatives, multiplication strategy, and project results.
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Transform children to transform their world
In order to meet the two-year goal of reaching 22.6 million children with life-changing resources, these projects require $8.7 million in funding. David C Cook publishing is committing $3.4 million to this work. That means that donors like you have the opportunity to make an impact by joining with the David Caleb Cook Foundation to fund the additional $5.3 million to change these children’s lives for eternity.