David C. Cook


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 rating214 of 6244 of 10
Fund acquisition rating360 of 6257 of 10
Resource allocation rating3 of 6251 of 10
Asset utilization rating421 of 6248 of 10

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$15,320,630$15,108,068$19,549,953$18,343,754$28,238,218
Short-term investments$29,204,465$27,405,557$36,103,395$38,862,771$37,816,355
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$45,648,401$47,327,952$59,655,303$62,138,231$71,961,502
Long-term investments$19,106,076$19,039,401$19,274,161$20,224,382$12,678,697
Fixed assets$11,514,505$11,140,786$11,296,708$10,828,806$10,774,035
Other long-term assets$21,861,099$28,886,941$34,269,625$31,113,803$34,347,327
Total long-term assets$52,481,680$59,067,128$64,840,494$62,166,991$57,800,059
Total assets$98,130,081$106,395,080$124,495,797$124,305,222$129,761,561
Payables and accrued expenses$9,335,672$10,053,305$10,387,554$9,595,429$7,829,011
Other current liabilities$162,126$379,833$50,000$228,894$293,517
Total current liabilities$9,497,798$10,433,138$10,437,554$9,824,323$8,122,528
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$4,667,676$3,801,643$4,599,550$4,293,453$3,888,685
Total long-term liabilities$17,806,960$21,340,927$39,585,263$34,000,595$37,417,256
Total liabilities$27,304,758$31,774,065$50,022,817$43,824,918$45,539,784
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$1,207,047$1,574,256$1,336,033$1,321,468$1,273,701
Permanently restricted$2,877,920$2,877,920$2,877,920$2,877,920$2,877,920
Net assets$70,825,323$74,621,015$74,472,980$80,480,304$84,221,777
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$796,798$921,905$1,741,685$828,212$1,240,084
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,306,900$2,929,454$1,251,219$1,468,664$1,092,134
Other revenue$27,270,004$27,314,059$25,107,423$24,178,740$25,678,356
Total other revenue$29,576,904$30,243,513$26,358,642$25,647,404$26,770,490
Total revenue$30,373,702$31,165,418$28,100,327$26,475,616$28,010,574
Program services$31,134,906$28,485,004$27,492,228$26,425,863$27,555,164
Management and general$3,704,663$3,774,436$4,221,229$4,053,337$3,696,122
Total expenses$35,644,655$33,239,582$32,519,189$31,294,111$31,827,595
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($5,270,953)($2,074,164)($4,418,862)($4,818,495)($3,817,021)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($5,270,953)($2,074,164)($4,418,862)($4,818,495)($3,817,021)

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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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