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Lisa Beech, Associate Director of Publicity
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Colorado Springs, Colo., January 29, 2016 – David C Cook is pleased to announce that after 13 years with Standard Publishing, Lindsay Black has joined Cook as publisher of traditional children’s resources.

David C Cook recently acquired Standard Publishing and will continue Standard’s legacy of Bible-based, high-quality Sunday school curriculum under Black’s leadership. Black will be publisher of Standard’s HeartShaper children’s curriculum and the Encounter curriculum for teens. She will also be publisher of Gospel Light’s traditional children’s resources, which David C Cook acquired in the fall of 2015.

Black comes to David C Cook after more than a decade serving Standard in a variety of product development and leadership roles. She has a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois and a master of ministry degree from Cincinnati Christian University. Black also served  for over 10 years as outreach coordinator at LifeSpring Christian Church in Cincinnati.

Black states, “I’m passionate about equipping the Church to make disciples who, in turn, make disciples. I’m looking forward to working with the talented people at Cook to explore the opportunities related to integrating the Gospel Light and Standard Publishing curriculum lines and to refresh and develop resources that reach a new generation.” Black enjoys traveling internationally, creating new recipes, and being an aunt.

Executive publisher Verne Kenney says, “Having Lindsay join our team is another wonderful way to bring Standard, Gospel Light, and David C Cook together. We’re confident that this alignment of discipleship materials will impact the local church on a global scale.”

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David C Cook is a leading nonprofit organization serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois, Tennessee, 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, David C Cook today publishes numerous bestselling fiction and nonfiction books from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music through its Integrity Music label, which publishes many of the top songs sung in the Churches around the world, including “Revelation Song,” “Open the Eyes of My Heart,” “Your Great Name” and “I Am Free.” Additional information can be found at