Television Show Helps Individuals Find Hope during ‘The Darkest Hour’

Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries hears from hundreds of viewers impacted by ‘graveyard slot’ ministry


WICHITA FALLS, Texas, November 30, 2016 – Since the early November premiere of the new television show, “The Darkest Hour,” Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries, which produced the show, has received indications of personal decisions to follow Christ from hundreds of impacted viewers.


The show, which is airing on major cable networks in the early morning “graveyard slot” of 2 a.m. to 6 a.m., features raw and compelling stories of individuals who have found their way out of the pit of defeat by discovering a purpose of living through Jesus.


“The Darkest Hour” presents a clear Gospel message after which viewers are invited to to share decisions made with the ministry and request a free book. While ratings are not provided for the “graveyard slot,” the show’s website has been visited thousands of times and Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries has been contacted by more than 100 individuals who have watched the program and chosen to follow Jesus.

“The idea for ‘The Darkest Hour’ came about four years ago and since day one, we have prayed that God would use the show to touch hearts and give individuals hope through the message of Christ,” said Jay Lowder, founder of Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries. “It is amazing to see how God has answered this prayer. We can’t wait to hear even more stories from viewers as the show continues to air.”


The show is currently on Freeform, TLC, A&E, The Discovery Channel and Daystar Television Network with additional networks forthcoming. Three episodes have been produced, with each one containing three unique stories.


Individuals featured include PyRex, a former gang member and prison inmate; Alisa Kaplan, a rape survivor and recovering meth addict; Theresa Romo, a depression and suicide survivor; Matt Conti, a former drug addict; and Stephen Jackel, a Purple Heart recipient and double amputee. Lowder’s personal story of alcoholism and near suicide, even going as far as holding a .22-caliber pistol to his temple, is also included in each of the episodes.


The next airing of “The Darkest Hour” is December 3. For additional information, visit


Jay Lowder is founder of Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries, an organization that exists to bring hope to individuals while inspiring others to do the same. In addition to speaking at churches, schools and community events, Lowder has appeared on various national radio and TV networks including Fox and CNN, and has written editorials for outlets such as, Religion News Service and Charisma. He is also a regular contributor to and author of the book, "Midnight in Aisle 7." For additional information, visit