1 This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop he desires a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; 3 not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; 4 one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence 5 (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); 6 not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Overseers in the Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God are recommended to the International Prelate by the diocesan bishop. He or she is one that exhibits great love and dedication to the work of church edification. They visit each church or mission on a diocese to provide spiritual council and to develop plans for edifying and expanding the local congregation,
The local churches are united under districts which are governed by overseers and district or diocesan bishops selected and approved by the National Presiding Prelate and/or Board of Bishops.