Jorge F. 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.
He 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.
He has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Chile Concepción Mission, bishop, stake president, regional representative, Area Seventy, and mission president.
At the time of his call, Elder Jorge F. Zeballos had been serving as the president of the Chile Concepción South Mission (2006–2008). He has also served as an Area Seventy in the Chile Area and as a member of the South America South and Chile Area Presidencies. He previously served as Assistant Executive Director in the Missionary Department at Church headquarters and as First Counselor in the Central America Area Presidency. He is currently serving as President of the South America Northwest Area.
He worked as the manager of physical facilities for the Chile Area until 1989. After graduating from Brigham Young University, he worked as the manager of corporate affairs for Minera Escondida—BHP Billiton until he was called as a mission president in 2005.