Stuff – Gloriavale leader captured on secret recording telling senior member to say he is ‘nothing’ and ‘nobody’
By Joanne Naish – Stuff – 07/03/2022
A secret audio recording has captured Gloriavale leader Howard Temple saying workers at the community are “nothing” and “nobody” who need to completely obey everything the leaders say, or leave.
The audio, released to Stuff by the Employment Court, was recorded by a Gloriavale family in a meeting with the community’s senior leaders – known as shepherds and servants – before the family left Gloriavale.
Zion and Gloriana Pilgrim left the community with their 12 children in December 2020 after Zion Pilgrim, then a servant, wrote a letter asking for changes in the community including reporting allegations of sexual offending to police.