Jorge F. Zeballos
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|Jorge F. Zeballos|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|5 April 2008|
|Called by||Thomas S. Monson|
|Born||Jorge Fernando Zeballos
19 July 1955
Jorge Fernando Zeballos (born 19 July 1955) has been a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2008. He is the first Chilean to be a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and the second Chilean to serve as a general authority of the LDS Church. The first was Eduardo Ayala.
Zeballos was born in Ovalle, Chile. He joined the LDS Church when he was twelve and later served as a missionary for the church in Concepción. Zeballos and his wife, Carmen Gloria Valenzuela, traveled to São Paulo, Brazil to marry in the São Paulo Brazil Temple. They are the parents of five children.
In his professional life, Zeballos worked as a mining engineer and later as a manager of corporate affairs for a mining company. For a time he managed corporate affairs for Minera Escondida, which was at that point the biggest copper-producing mine in the world. He also managed the church's physical facilities in Chile.
At the time of his call as a general authority, Zeballos was serving as president of the church's Chile Concepción South Mission. He served as a counselor in the presidency of the church's Chile Area from August 2008 to August 2012 and as a counselor in the South America South Area since August 2012.
- “Elder Jorge A. Zeballos,” Liahona, May 2008, p. 140
- Church News, August 5, 1995;[full citation needed] March 25, 2006;[full citation needed] April 12, 2008[full citation needed]
- “Elder Jorge A. Zeballos, LDS.org