Jorge Eduardo Torres Becerra was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on December 18, 1962. He married Debbie Ilene Schneberger in 1984. They are the parents of five children.
He pursued a degree in general studies at the University of Utah. He later received an associate of arts degree in accounting from Salt Lake Community College in 1987. He also studied business at the University of Phoenix.
He has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the California Arcadia Mission, ward Young Men president, counselor in a mission presidency, counselor in a branch presidency, seminary teacher, counselor in a bishopric, bishop, stake president, and president of the California Arcadia Mission from 2011 to 2014. At the time of his call, he had been serving as an Area Seventy and a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the Utah Area.
Elder Becerra is currently serving as second counselor in the South America Northwest Area Presidency.
In 1998 he became a partner at Allegis Advisor Group, a financial advisory company. At the time of his call as a General Authority, he had been working as an investment adviser for Intermountain Financial Partners.