Bishops, Biblical Basis

1 Timothy, Chapter 3

1 This saying is trustworthy: whoever aspires to the office of bishop desires a noble task.a

2 Therefore, a bishop must be irreproachable, married only once, temperate, self-controlled, decent, hospitable, able to teach,

3 not a drunkard, not aggressive, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money.

If you do not have bishop(s) in your church, you are in the wrong place. If your bishop(s) has no knowledge of the early ones, something is wrong. Your bishop(s) must be able to trace himself back to the apostles.