Geraint is a native of Bangor, Wales, in the United Kingdom, and the son of a former ICF Moderator, the Revd Dr R. Tudur Jones, and his wife Gwenllïan.
Five children were born to his parents, and the three sons all entered the ministry with the Welsh Congregationalists, and thus followed in their father’s footsteps as he was also a Congregationalist minister and the Principal of a Congregational theological college, Coleg Bala-Bangor.
Having studied theology at his home university at Bangor, Geraint went on to Jesus College, Oxford, where he researched into the beginnings of the Great Revival in Wales and into the life and work of an 18th century Welsh Methodist revivalist, Howell Harris.
In 1978 he was married to Carolyn, his wife, and then ordained minister at Ebeneser Congregational Church, Cardiff. During their time at the capital, they were blessed with three sons; Dafydd, Llywelyn and Gruffudd.
After sixteen happy years of pastoral ministry, Geraint was appointed lecturer in Church History at his alma mater and therefore returned to Bangor, where he still resides.
Twelve years later, he was elected General Secretary of the Union of Welsh Independents (a Congregational church union) and took up post in 2006. At the end of his first seven year term, he was re-elected for a second term, and continues to serve as General Secretary today.
When not working, his main interests and hobbies are photography, music and technology.