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Lisa Beech, Associate Director of Publicity
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Colorado Springs, Colo., November 2, 2015 – David C Cook is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Gospel Light curriculum resources.

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 resources.

 “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. 

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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