José Augusto Teixeira da Silva was born in Vila Real, Portugal, on February 24, 1961. He married Filomena Teles Grilo in June 1984. They are the parents of three children.
He also served in the Portuguese Air Force and was assigned to CINCIBERLANT, NATO; he was awarded for his services to that international military unit.
Elder Teixeira has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Portugal Lisbon Mission, elders quorum president, district president, counselor in a bishopric, national public affairs director, stake president, Area Seventy, and as a mission president in the Brazil São Paulo South Mission.
Elder Teixeira is currently serving in the Presidency of the Seventy. He has also served as the President of the Europe Area and the South America South Area.
His education is in accounting, auditing, and business management. 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.