On January 6, 2010, the Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School was formalized in a joint announcement by Kenneth P. Minkema, director of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, and Douglas A. Sweeney, director of the JEC at TEDS.
The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University began under the auspices of the highly influential Edwards scholar Perry Miller, whose own academic project helped reintroduce Jonathan Edwards to a wide-ranging audience. Officially incorporating in 2003, the Yale Center has developed a major online presence and has sought to create other Centers that can serve as a physical and virtual bridge between diverse groups and the riches of the Edwards corpus. Led by Harry Stout and Ken Minkema, the Yale JEC has planted Edwards Centers in strategic locations around the world, including such places as Germany (Tübingen), the Netherlands, South Africa, and Australia (Ridley). The Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity is the only other Edwards Center in North America.