David C. Cook

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We believe the church is God's plan to redeem the earth. Trusted in 100 countries, David C Cook has been empowering the church since 1875. With partnerships in some of the most difficult-to-reach places on earth, we are translating and contextualizing biblical resources so that God's word can enter minds and hearts. When you purchase music, books, curriculum, Bible studies, or any other David C Cook product, you help us spread the Gospel overseas.

Contact information

Mailing address:
4050 Lee Vance Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Website: https://davidccook.org/

Phone: (719) 536-0100


Organization details

EIN: 366008100

CEO/President: Cris Doornbos

Chairman: Dr. David Metcalf

Board size: 10

Founder: David C. Cook

Year founded: 1946

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1998


Equipping the church with impactful resources for making and teaching disciples.

Mission statement

David C Cook is a nonprofit organization dedicated to publishing and distributing leadership and discipleship resources to help Christians all over the world grow in their faith and pass it on to the next generation. We call this "DiscipleShaping". We were established in 1875 by David Caleb Cook in Chicago, IL. Since that time, we have published numerous bestselling books from The Picture Bible to Crazy Love by Francis Chan, developed over ten lines of Sunday school curriculum, and published many of today's most popular praise and worship songs through our music division, Integrity Music. As a ministry, we do more than just publish and distribute Christian resources. We partner with indigenous organizations to equip Pastors, Lay Leaders, and Sunday School Teachers with our materials in places like India, China, and Cuba. In some places (underdeveloped countries), we make them available at no charge. In others, (developing countries), we subsidize the cost to make them more affordable.

Statement of faith

God We believe there is one God, the Creator of all things, infinitely holy and eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, and He is co-equal with God the Father. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, words, works, death, resurrection, ascension, and the promise of His return. As our Savior and our Lord, Jesus Christ is "the way, the truth, and the life." He came into the world to provide salvation through faith in Him as Savior and Lord and to restore men and women to fellowship with God. The Holy Spirit We believe the Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father. The Holy Spirit indwells and empowers the believer to lead a godly life. The Bible We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the divinely inspired, infallible, and only authoritative Word of God-supreme and final in its authority in matters of faith and practice. Redemption We believe people become children of God upon true repentance-turning away from sin and to Christ as Savior, receiving God's forgiveness for sin through Christ's atoning death by crucifixion. The Church We believe the Church is Christ's body, composed of all people who accept Christ in faith and commit their lives to His Lordship. The Church, spiritually conceived, is a living organism which expresses itself through dedicated followers of Jesus Christ, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Local Church We believe the local church is where people gather to worship God in spirit and truth, share the good news of Jesus Christ, relate with others, and prepare disciples to fulfill their God-given purposes. The Christian Life We believe the Christian life is set apart by trust in Christ, the pursuit of righteousness, and fellowship with Him. We are called to submit daily to Christ, to study His Word, and to repent when we fall short. The two great commandments summarize the Christian life: to love God with all our hearts, souls, strength, and minds; and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Eternal Life We believe when one accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, eternal life begins. Those who reject Christ as Savior and Lord are separated from Christ in eternal punishment.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Publishing

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating312 of 8173 of 7
Fund acquisition rating655 of 8175 of 7
Resource allocation rating7 of 8171 of 7
Asset utilization rating406 of 8175 of 7

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$13,068,761$15,320,630$15,108,068$19,549,953$18,343,754
Short-term investments$28,222,839$29,204,465$27,405,557$36,103,395$38,862,771
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$43,486,603$45,648,401$47,327,952$59,655,303$62,138,231
Long-term investments$19,253,133$19,106,076$19,039,401$19,274,161$20,224,382
Fixed assets$10,163,718$11,514,505$11,140,786$11,296,708$10,828,806
Other long-term assets$17,269,636$21,861,099$28,886,941$34,269,625$31,113,803
Total long-term assets$46,686,487$52,481,680$59,067,128$64,840,494$62,166,991
Total assets$90,173,090$98,130,081$106,395,080$124,495,797$124,305,222
Payables and accrued expenses$9,880,787$9,335,672$10,053,305$10,387,554$9,595,429
Other current liabilities$199,438$162,126$379,833$50,000$228,894
Total current liabilities$10,080,225$9,497,798$10,433,138$10,437,554$9,824,323
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$3,695,371$4,667,676$3,801,643$4,599,550$4,293,453
Total long-term liabilities$15,734,655$17,806,960$21,340,927$39,585,263$34,000,595
Total liabilities$25,814,880$27,304,758$31,774,065$50,022,817$43,824,918
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$1,081,356$1,207,047$1,574,256$1,336,033$1,321,468
Permanently restricted$2,877,920$2,877,920$2,877,920$2,877,920$2,877,920
Net assets$64,358,210$70,825,323$74,621,015$74,472,980$80,480,304
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$666,120$796,798$921,905$1,741,685$828,212
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$80,538$2,306,900$2,929,454$1,251,219$1,468,664
Other revenue$28,307,405$27,270,004$27,314,059$25,107,423$24,178,740
Total other revenue$28,387,943$29,576,904$30,243,513$26,358,642$25,647,404
Total revenue$29,054,063$30,373,702$31,165,418$28,100,327$26,475,616
Program services$30,629,789$31,134,906$28,485,004$27,492,228$26,425,863
Management and general$3,889,095$3,704,663$3,774,436$4,221,229$4,053,337
Total expenses$35,145,245$35,644,655$33,239,582$32,519,189$31,294,111
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($6,091,182)($5,270,953)($2,074,164)($4,418,862)($4,818,495)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($6,091,182)($5,270,953)($2,074,164)($4,418,862)($4,818,495)


Mr Cris DoornbosCEO$508,144
Mr Scott MillerChief Operating Officer$331,414
Mr Gary HopwoodChief Global Officer$276,229
Mr Jonathan BrownPresident, Integrity Music$259,040
Mr Ryan Dunham To 83117President Integrity Music$245,075
Ms Karen DavisGeneral Counsel$232,304
Mr David Thornton To11/6/18, Vp, Sales$193,200
Mr Greg Bays VP CommercialPartnerships & Marketing$192,781
Mr Sean Everhart To 6118Chief Information Officer$182,180
Mr Mike ByronVP, Finance$154,511
Mrs Wendi LordVP, Publishing$149,058
Mr David MetcalfChair$5,000
Mr Dennis JohnsonSecretary$5,000
Mr Greg LucidTrustee$5,000
Mr John N Richardson JrTrustee$5,000
Mr R Todd RankinVice Chair$5,000
Mr Robert HeadTrustee$5,000
Ms Tiffany DunnTrustee$5,000
Mr Joseph KochTreasurer$2,500
Ms Lori BethranTrustee$2,500

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2019

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 7/30/2020. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


We were established in 1875 by David Caleb Cook in Chicago, IL. David C Cook is a leading nonprofit discipleship resource provider based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more than 140 years, David C Cook has served the Global Church with life transforming materials from best-selling books and curriculum, to toys and games and small group resources. With additional offices in Elgin, Illinois and Eastbourne, UK, David C Cook is a global organization whose resources are published in more than 150 languages, distributed in more than 170 countries, and sold worldwide through retail stores, catalogs, and online. Through David C Cook's music division, Integrity Music, over 30% of the top 500 praise and worship songs are written by Integrity artists and sung in churches around the world.

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