Bishop Haywood was designated bishop-appointee by the UFCCM International Presiding Prelate; Bishop Henry A. Tindal, Sr. in April of 2006. He was then confirmed by unanimous approval by the UFCCM Board Of Bishops a few months later and assigned as "Overseer" to the Midwest Jurisdiction based on his geographical location in Wisconsin. On November 18th, 2006 in Baltimore, Maryland, he was Vested and Consecrated as a Bishop by Apostolic succession and appointed to the UFCCM Episcopal Board of Bishops as well as; fully installed as Prelate of the 12-State UFCCM-Midwest Jurisdiction (now "bishop-emeritus" and serves as presiding bishop of Midwest-Northern Wisconsin District No. 3) Bishop Haywood is seated as a member of the sacred college of bishops to which he is now appointed as assistant dean shortly after the 2011 annual conference .
As a member of the UFCCM Board of Bishops, Bishop Haywood serves with other bishops with oversight, but have specific individual leadership responsibilities. He helps in providing spiritual leadership and plays an important leadership role in helping to set the direction of the UFCCM and its mission throughout the world. Bishop Haywood further serves as the Chairman of the UFCCM International Communications Ministry maintaining the UFCCM Official Website, Media and the UFCCM Ministry Brand. He also works closely with other bishops regarding various throughout the UFCCM.