The Rev. Bishop Edward R. Benoway is the third bishop to administer the work of the Florida-Bahamas Synod. He was installed on November 18, 2001 and reelected to a second term in 2007. The Bishop is the Pastor to the Synod Community and exercises the church's power to ordain, commission and consecrate the Rostered leaders of this church. The Bishop is also responsible for strengthening the unity of the Church, exercising leadership in the mission of the church, and oversee and administer the general work of the synod and staff.
The mission of the Office of the Bishop is to shepherd and resource rostered leaders and congregations as they proclaim Christ to the world.