Douglas A. Sweeney, Director


Douglas A. Sweeney is Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought and Director of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Sweeney received the Doctor of Philosophy and the Master of Arts in Religion from Vanderbilt University, the Master of Arts in the History of Christian Thought from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the Bachelor of Arts in History from Wheaton College.

He has written numerous books and articles about religious history and Jonathan Edwards. He is the coeditor of The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Reader (Yale University Press); the author of Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards (Oxford University Press); the editor of Jonathan Edwards’s “Miscellanies” Nos. 1153-1360, The Works of Jonathan Edwards, vol. 23 (Yale University Press); the co-editor of Jonathan Edwards at Home and Abroad: Historical Memories, Cultural Movements, Global Horizons (University of South Carolina Press); the author of The American Evangelical Story: A History of the Movement (Baker Academic); the co-editor of The New England Theology: From Jonathan Edwards to Edwards Amasa Park (Baker Academic); the author of Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word (InterVarsity Press); and the co-editor of After Jonathan Edwards: Appropriations of the New England Theology (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). |

Geoffrey Fulkerson, Associate Director

Geoffrey Fulkerson, Associate DirectorGeoffrey Fulkerson is the Associate Director of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, as well as the Managing Director of the Henry Center for Theological Understanding.

Born on the south side of Chicago, and having studied at the University of Illinois (UIUC), Geoffrey is a native to the Chicagoland area. Prior to joining the Trinity community, Geoffrey studied Communications at UIUC and was the Communications Intern at Beta Theta Pi General Fraternity. As he began to walk with the Lord, however, Geoffrey felt a burden for Christ’s bride, the Church, and has spent the last nearly 10 years of his life pursuing theological education, first completing a Masters of Divinity at TEDS in 2006, and now working to complete his PhD in theological studies (concentration in Systematic Theology), under Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer. In becoming the Assistant Director of the JEC, Geoffrey now has the unique opportunity to combine his knowledge of communications with his commitment to the local church and the necessity of theological education, both promoting the mission of the Center and hopefully ultimately the upbuilding of the Church.

Prior to working at TEDS, Geoffrey was an adjunct professor at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL, led the college ministry at The Orchard EFC, and worked with the Director of Advancement for the Great Lakes District (EFCA). He also continues to be actively involved in his church.

Geoffrey resides with his wife, Katherine, and two daughters, Sophia and Anastasia, in Highwood, IL. |

Joey Cochran, Assistant Director


Joey Cochran is the assistant director of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, as well as the managing editor for Edwardseana and the Senior Fellow of the center.

Joey is studying his Doctorate of Philosophy in the Church History program at TEDS with a primary interest in studying Jonathan Edwards’ Christology. He received his Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. Joey has contributed a number of articles and book reviews to websites and journals.

Joey is also the pastor of middle school discipleship and communication at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park. Previously Joey was the church planting intern and pastoral assistant to Joe Thorn at Redeemer Fellowship in St. Charles, Illinois; an associate pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and the general manager of campus dining services at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. Joey is married to Kendall, they have three children, and they live in North Riverside, Illinois.