What does it mean to be "above reproach"? Does it mean that no one would accuse such a person of wrong doing? If that is the case than, of course, all people would be above lying, falsehood, deception, and evil. But that, unfortunately, is not the case - a work of the Devil to be sure. So, can an elder/overseer be accused of something? Yes. The question then is, upon investigation, will the charges of wrongdoing hold up (1 Timothy 5:19)? Therefor, an overseer who is "above reproach" is not one who is not accused but one who is shown to be without wrong in such and such a matter.
Pity for the one who accuses falsely another for gain or evil (Luke 3:14). Scary for the one who treates falsely the servant of God for he/she treats God that way (John 15:20). Strong is the one who stands for Christ by living for Christ (Galatians 2:20; Philipians 1:21).
God will repay the one who lives for evil (1 Peter 3:12).
The Lord's humbled . . . John A. Reeves