NZ Herald – Gloriavale: Two couples tell of leaving religious community
By Scott Yeoman – NZ Herald – 20/04/2015
Two young couples who quit the Gloriavale Christian Community have revealed what it was like living in the West Coast religious community, and why they left.
Rosanna Overcomer and her husband Elijah spoke of the lives they had while under the rule of Gloriavale leader Neville Cooper.
Also known as Hopeful Christian, Cooper has been the leader of the isolated community for over 40 years. He served 11 months in prison in 1995 on sexual abuse charges.