Despite physical distancing rules keeping families separated during Easter, over 100,000 people from around the world accepted Christ through a virtual Good Friday broadcast viewed by more than 100 million.

Pulse, a Christian ministry that organized the heavily-viewed Easter programming, says more than 100,000 people responded to the Gospel during the week of Good Friday, CBN News reports.

The responses to Christ came through all sorts of communication says Nick Hall, founder of Pulse. Call centres, emails, and website and text messaging all showed people's hunger for Christ in the midst of COVID-19.

The Good Friday service and Pulse's Leader Check-In were two major programs Pulse says viewers responded to.

"We were literally getting smartphone photos from all over the world – from Nigeria to India and China – of families gathering in their living rooms, around 18-inch cathode-ray TVs, laptops, and HD screens watching our services," Hall explained.

Nearly 100 countries received Pulse's Easter broadcast, which included guest speakers such as Ravi Zacharias, Max Lucado, and Francis Chan. Lauren Daigle and Michael W. Smith were a couple of the artists who helped with worship on the broadcast.