A Bishop in the Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God must first qualify himself with I Timothy the third chapter. He is one that has successfully been a Pastor and Overseer and/or Evangelist in the church. A Bishop, because of his work and labor, is selected and approved by the International Prelate and Board of Bishops, and is consecrated to the Bishopric by the authority and power of the International Prelate and Board of Bishops, assisted by the overseers
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.
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.