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David C Cook Acquires Gospel Light
Colorado Springs, Colo., November 2, 2015 - David C Cook is
pleased to announce the acquisition of the Gospel Light curriculum
Like David C Cook, Gospel Light has a long and rich spiritual heritage.
One of the 20th century's greatest Christian educators, Dr. Henrietta
Mears, began the company out of her garage in 1933. Her teaching and
the Sunday school curriculum she developed influenced leaders such as
Bill Bright, Richard Halverson, and Billy Graham.
A number of years earlier, another visionary had a similar passion for
teaching the world about Jesus Christ. In 1875, David Caleb Cook
founded the company known today as David C Cook. Since then, David C
Cook, a nonprofit organization, has reached millions of adults and children
with books, curriculum, worship music, and other DiscipleShaping
"It only makes sense that two companies with such an incredible
history of changing lives would come together in the same publishing
family," David C Cook CEO Cris Doornbos says. "We're thrilled to be able
to continue the tradition of quality Christian education that Dr. Mears
established over 80 years ago."
Gospel Light's mission "to know Christ and make Him known" is the
same today as it was in 1933. David C Cook looks forward to furthering
that mission on a global scale for generations to come.
David C Cook is a leading nonprofit resource provider serving
the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials.
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois,
Canada and the United Kingdom, David C Cook's resources are published
in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 160 countries.
Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, today David C Cook
publishes numerous bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from a variety
of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music
through its Integrity Music label, which produces over one-third of the top
100 praise and worship songs sung around the world. Additional
information can be found at www.davidccook.com