General Authorities and General Officers

Elder José A. Teixeira

General Authority Seventy

Elder José Teixeira was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 5, 2008. At the time of his call, he had been serving as the president of the Brazil São Paulo South Mission. He served as a member of the Third Quorum of the Seventy in the Europe West Area, from 1997 to 2005, as a counselor in the Europe Area Presidency from 2009 to 2012, and as the President of the Europe Area from 2012 to July 2015. He is currently serving as a member of the South America South Area Presidency.

Elder Teixeira’s education is in accounting, auditing, and business management. He served in the Portuguese Air Force and was assigned to CINCIBERLAND, NATO, and was awarded for his services to that international military unit. Prior to his call as a mission president, he was an international controller for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with responsibility for Europe and Africa. In this capacity, he managed the Europe/Africa processing center in Solihull, England, and supervised the controllers in the Europe East, Europe Central, Europe West, Africa Southeast, and Africa West Areas.

Elder Teixeira has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Portugal Lisbon Mission, elders quorum president, district president, national public affairs director, counselor in a stake presidency, high priests group leader, counselor in a bishopric, high councilor, stake president, Area Seventy, and mission president.

José Augusto Teixeira da Silva was born in Vila Real, Portugal, on February 24, 1961. He married Maria Filomena Lopes Teles Grilo in June 1984. They are the parents of three children.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Seeking the LordApril 2015 General Conference

Gifts to Help Us Navigate Our LifeApril 2009 General Conference

All General Conference talks by José A. Teixeira

Full Name José A. Teixeira

Born February 24, 1961

Place of Birth Vila Real, Portugal