- 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 stuff.co.nz 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.
TVNZ OnDemand just released two new episodes on the secluded community, with more episodes set to air later this month.
More to come.