Thomas Cook: Evangelist and Saint by Rev Dr Herbert Boyd McGonigle
Thomas Cook was born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, on July 20 1859. In 1875, when he was sixteen years old, Thomas was converted. From the first, God was pleased to use Thomas Cook in the conversion of sinners. During the two years that Thomas was a local preacher, even with his youthfulness and inexperience, his ministry was richly blessed.
Thomas Cook was the first Principal of Cliff College in Derbyshire and will always be associated with the establishment and management of that College for the training of lay workers.