Transform Children to Transform Their World

Through the support of people like you, God is using resources from the David Caleb Cook Foundation to equip ministry leaders 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 millions of 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 38 languages, The Action Bible supports discipleship programs in 53 countries.


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 52 million copies in 97 countries and 53 languages worldwide.


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