was appointed by Bishop Mason as Bishop of the newly created Diocese, made up of an aggregation of churches from the Mother State.
...The Mother State, at that time presided over by Bishop C.L. Anderson, Sr., was then named the Northeastern Jurisdiction of Michigan; and the newly created Diocese, presided over by Bishop J.S. Bailey, was named the Southwestern Jurisdiction of Michigan.
...Bishop Bailey chose Dr. Mary Lou Belvin, who previously served as his District Missionary, to work with him as the Jurisdictional Supervisor of the Department of Women.
...Bishop Bailey founded Bailey Temple Church of God in Christ.He
also nurtured, financially assisted and Pastored the Mother Church
in Michigan, initially known as Livingstone Street Church of God in Christ, founded by the late Elder W.G. and Mother Mary Mangum Johnson.In 1961, a new House of Worship for the Mother Church, now known as Seth Temple Church of God in Christ, was purchased under the leadership of Bishop Bailey.