Gloriavale founder Hopeful Christian dies
Gloriavale founder Hopeful Christian diesSTUFF Gloriavale founder Hopeful Christian has died after a battle with cancer. Hopeful Christian, founder of the Gloriavale commune and convicted sex offender, has died at the secluded community. TVNZ Hopeful Christian founded the community in 1969. READ MORE:* Gloriavale: The Hopeful Christian interview* Gloriavale: Nine questions we can answer, and one we can't* Inside Gloriavale: The official story* Stuff Circuit Investigation: False Witness* Gloriavale assets top $40m* Life after GloriavaleSpokesman Fervent Steadfast said Hopeful Christian had dedicated 50 years of his life to the Gloriavale community and Jesus. TVNZ Gloriavale founder and leader Hopeful Christian has died.