Gloriavale founder Hopeful Christian has passed away

Publish Date
Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 4:46PM

Gloriavale founder Hopeful Christian - formerly known as Neville Cooper - has reportedly passed away at the secluded religious community.

A family member told Christian, who was aged in his 92, died on Tuesday afternoon after a battle with cancer.

Hopeful Christian founded the community in 1969 and later moved the community to the West Coast in the early 1990s and has about 600 members.

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TVNZ OnDemand just released two new episodes on the secluded community, with more episodes set to air later this month.

More to come.

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