General Authorities

Elder Jorge F. Zeballos

First Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Jorge F. Zeballos was called to serve as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 5, 2008, at age 52. At the time of his call, he had been serving as the president of the Chile Concepcion South Mission. He served as a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy, Chile Area, from 1997 to 2004. He is currently serving as a counselor in the Chile Area Presidency.

Elder Zeballos graduated with a degree in civil engineering at Santa Maria University in 1979. In 1991, he received his master of business administration from Brigham Young University. After graduation, he worked as the manager of corporate affairs for Minera Escondida Limitada, BHP Billiton until he was called as a mission president in 2005. Prior to this, he worked as a manager of physical facilities for the Chile Area.

Elder Zeballos has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Chile Concepcion Mission, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, bishop, stake president, Regional Representative, Area Authority, Area Seventy, and mission president.

Jorge Fernando Zeballos Ortiz was born in Ovalle, Chile, on July 19, 1955. He married Carmen Gloria Valenzuela in June 1982. They are the parents of five children.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Attempting the ImpossibleOctober 2009 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Jorge F. Zeballos

Full Name Jorge F. Zeballos

Born July 19, 1955

Place of Birth Ovalle, Chile