Moisés Villanueva was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, on December 13, 1966. He married Leticia Ávalos Lozano in 1995. They are the parents of three children.
He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southeast Regional University in 1997. In 2011 he received a master’s degree in innovation for business improvement from Tecnológico de Monterrey.
He has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Mexico Hermosillo Mission, high councilor, regional welfare agent, Church-service missionary, bishop, area auditor, counselor in a stake presidency, and president of the California Arcadia Mission from 2014 to 2017.
At the time of his call, Elder Moisés Villanueva had been serving as an Area Seventy and a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy in the Mexico Area. He is currently serving at Church headquarters as an area assistant to the North America West Area.
At the time of his call as a General Authority, he had been working as chief executive officer of SERTEXA.