On the AM Show this morning, ol'mate Paddy Gower revealed that Gloriavale's leader ,Hopeful Christian, loves KFC just as much as the rest of us.
He loves it so much he's shouted feeds of it for the entire religious sect. He's even tried to replicate the secret '11 herbs and spices' recipe, with the cooks making a Gloriavale version three times a month.
Expelled member John Ready told Newshub that Mr Christian - believed to be 92-years-old - would get himself KFC during weekly trips to Greymouth.
"Hopeful used to [come] into town once a week and buy KFC for himself and the one or two people who were with him until about a year ago when he lost his drivers licence - his eyesight let him down," he says.
Mr Ready says Mr Christian would shout KFC for all of Gloriavale's 550 people.
"Hopeful bought KFC three times for the whole place. It was a reasonable serving not just a sniff - those big KFC buckets and lots of them... over 50 buckets I'd say."
The women working in Gloriavale's kitchen were also ordered to make their own version of KFC, Mr Ready says.
"The ladies would do their own KFC chicken which I thought was ahead of the stuff in town - they made it about three times a month."
Mr Ready says Mr Christian shouted the KFC for no particular reason, just because it was "the boss' idea".