Leader Biography

José A. Teixeira


Elder José Teixeira was sustained 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 47. 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, Europe West Area, from 1997 to 2005. He is currently serving as president of the Europe Area Presidency.

Elder Teixeira received a degree in accounting and business management. 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, stake president’s counselor, high priests group leader, bishop’s counselor, 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.


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