In the fall of 1984 19-year-old Willie Charleston was sentenced to execution by lethal injection in Rock Hill, South Carolina. A product of a broken home, Willie quickly fell subject to a destructive street life during his teenage years. Willies poor decisions lead him to becoming a teen parent and involvement in a convenient store robbery, which tragically ended with the death of several innocent Rock Hill residents. Though the shooting was a mistake, Willie soon found himself in front of a judge charged with murder. By the grace of God, the court appointed Willie a lawyer able to appeal his case. 25 years has passed since the robbery and the murders. In this time, Willie has experienced a remarkable transformation as he has given his life to Christ. A mighty soul winner in his prison ministry; Willies eyes are not only focused on freedom from prison, but also his reward of eternal life in heaven. A day of gloom approaches when Willie is informed that years of appealing his case failed. He must now face his death sentence. This play premiered, Easter, 2009. The Final Hour is an entertaining yet realistic view of how we, the children of God can often fall victim to the unfortunate situations of our past. Highlighting the unique relationships formed between prisoners and their lawyers, corrections officers, and fellow inmates; the tale of Willie Charlestons last days on earth become an reminiscent image of Jesus last days before His death at Calvary.