Members of the church must honor and obey the elders whom God has appointed to exercise authority in the church.
I Timothy 5:17 Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.
Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
I Peter 5:2,3 & 4 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly not for dishonest gain but eagerly, nor as being lords over those entrusted to you but being examples to the flock; and when the chief shepherd appears you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.