good and faithful servant

Isaiah 6:8 (NLT)


“Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.””


On Tuesday, May 10th, the gates of Heaven opened to welcome Dennis Lee Cook and to celebrate his life on earth.


For more than 45 years, Dennis worked tirelessly to be a good and faithful servant of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Together with Jeanne, his high school sweetheart and beloved wife, Dennis committed his life as a vessel for God’s Love to rescue and transform the lives of others. He leaves a legacy that will continue growing across future generations until Jesus returns. To God be the glory!


Jeanne is now surrounded by her loving kids, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Times like these can naturally feel overwhelming, so we kindly ask for your understanding to give our family the space and time to grieve, heal, and plan next steps. We will send another update shortly with details on how you can join us in remembering, celebrating, and honoring Dennis’ life.


Below is some more information. After carefully reviewing it, if you still have additional questions, please send them via email to or via WhatsApp at +507 6634-8082.


May we all experience God’s peace which exceeds anything we can understand and guards our hearts and minds as we live in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)


In His eternal grace and mercy… Jeanne, Chad, Jason, Jennifer, and Chris


As God speaks to your hearts, these are some ways you can help support Jeanne and Vida Ministries

  • Your prayers for God’s strength, healing, protection, and guidance are deeply appreciated. We will be sharing other specific items for prayer over the coming months.

  • Please continue to faithfully give your financial support to Vida Ministries.

  • For those who feel moved to bless Jeanne with a financial gift, to help her personally as she plans for her life without Dennis, please visit this dedicated GoFundMe page at

If you prefer to send a check, please mail it to: Jeanne CookP.O. Box 6268, Kokomo, IN, 46904

Because these donations are personally for Jeanne, they will not be tax-deductible.


Please click the link below to post pictures, videos, and messages of your special memories with Dennis. These posts will be shared for all to see: a beautiful way to experience together the many ways Denny is remembered by those who love him.

HONORING Dennis' life

Celebration of Life - Republic of Panamá

  • Date: Saturday, July 2, 2022

  • Time: 4:00pm (Panamá time)

  • Location: Village of Arrimae (where we started God’s work in Darien)

Celebration of Life - United States

  • Date: Saturday, August 20,, 2022

  • Time: 4:00pm (Indiana time)

  • Location: Heartland Church, 3611 State Road 19, Sharpsville, Indiana


What will happen to Vida Ministries?

  • Even though Dennis has gone to be with his heavenly Father, Jeanne will continue to lead God’s work in Vida Ministries with the radio station (Estereo Vida), pastors, churches, women, children, and other activities.

When and how did Dennis die?

  • Dennis died peacefully on the evening of May 10th, 2022 due to complications from his ongoing heart problems.

  • He passed away at the Paitilla Hospital in Panamá City, Panamá.

  • Dennis was 74 years old.

Will there be a funeral and burial?

  • No. Dennis wanted his earthly body to be cremated.

Will there be a memorial service?

  • Two memorial services are planned, one in Darién, Panamá and one in Kokomo, Indiana.

  • See above for the dates, times, and locations.

Who are Dennis’ living immediate family members?

  • Wife: Jeanne Cook

  • Children: Jason, Jennifer, Chad, and Christopher

  • Grandchildren: Joshua, Zachary, Kristen, Abbi, Brittany, Seth, Liliana, Casey, and Nathan

  • Great Grandchildren: Adalynn, Noah, Payton, Gabriella, Emma, Nathan, and Caitlyne