Late-night television has something new, raw, and very special to offer. The Darkest Hour shows real people who have survived harrowing experiences and even done harrowing things, and in the darkest hour of their lives, found grace.
Former addicts, thieves, strippers and gang members share their shocking, tragic, hopeful stories of their most shameful moments leading up to their ultimate surrender to Christ. The 30-minute episodes are filmed and edited in a simple, honest way that allows these gritty stories to be at once gut-wrenching and inspiring. The show is not preachy, nor does it contain Christianese.
Created by Jay Lowder of Harvest Ministries, The Darkest Hour is not intended to make money, its purpose is to give hope to those who may still be living in their darkest hour. Purposely scheduled at 1AM, 2AM, 3AM and 4AM on Saturday night, the primary audience they are hoping to reach are those coming back from late-night partying, or those restless and looking for peace.
“My dad used to say ‘Nothing good happens after midnight,’” Lowder writes in an article for Charisma Magazine.