Rev. Dr.  Leelavathi Vemuri

Rev. Dr. Leelavathi Vemuri is the Senior Pastor of Jehovah Shalome Church, Guntur. She is the recipient of  “Mary Jones Award” given by the British & Foreign Bible Society  in  May 2016 at the World Assembly of the United Bible Societies in Philadelphia, USA, for the significant contributions made by her to promote the `Mary Jones Movement’  in India, particularly in the  State of Andhra Pradesh, where she had set up 80 Mary Jones Women Fellowships across the State.              

She is also the President of Gospel Mission of India, Director of Gospel Mission of India Educational Institutions, Treasurer of the BSI Andhra Pradesh Auxiliary.  Before becoming the President of the BSI in January 2023, she had served as the Vice-President of BSI for a period of three years and Acting President of the BSI for a period of five months.

Rev. Dr. Leelavathi Vemuri holds a M.Sc degree in Botany; BCS degree from the Senate of Serampore University.  She has been conferred the Doctor of Divinity (Honoris Causa) from the Academy of Ecumenical Theology and Church Administration, Chennai.  Her husband, Late Rev. Dr. P.N.S. Chandra Bose was the President of BSI between 2013-2019. They have been blessed with two daughters, a son and grandchildren.