The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

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List Criteria: Only Christian rock bands or Christian rock singers. No other rock bands or Christian musicians.

Over the past few decades, Christian rock has been one of the fastest growing genres in all of music as this comprehensive list of the top Christian rock bands shows. Some of the genre's biggest groups dominate the radio in certain markets. In the heartland of America, many Christian rock bands outsell and outperform some of the biggest names in pop. Though the contemporary Christian music doesn't get as much attention in the mainstream as it does elsewhere, this particular brand of rock has resonated with fans that like the message that religious music sets forth. 

But, is there a way to settle the debate among fans over what is the best Christian rock band? This list seeks to answer the question of which of the biggest and brightest stars in the genre can truly be considered greatest. There are a variety of groups on here, including classic outfits like Jars of Clay and Switchfoot. The list has also includes younger groups like Skillet and Paramore as well so that there's plenty of variety when it comes to selecting what Christian bands to vote for.  

Who are the best Christian rock bands of all time? Who is the greatest Christian rock musician ever? If you're a fan of Christian rock music, these are the bands who will always been included in the debate. but it's up to you to decide vote counts in determining who is the top Christian rock band. This list of Christian rock bands seeks to determine exactly who is the best.
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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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    Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

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    Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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    Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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    Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

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    Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

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    Christian music, Christian hip hop, Christian hardcore

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    Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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    Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

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    Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

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    Christian alternative rock, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian ...

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    Relient K is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists


    Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

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    Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

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    Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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    Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rapcore

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    Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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    Contemporary Christian music, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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    Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Rock music

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    Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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    Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

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    Electronic music, Contemporary worship music, Folk rock

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    Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Acoustic music

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    Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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    Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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    Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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    Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists


    Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

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    Ashes Remain is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists


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    Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Rap metal

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    Christian hardcore, Contemporary worship music, Post-grunge

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    Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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    Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists


    Christian music, Pop music, Christian hip hop

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    Pop punk, Christian punk, Christian hip hop

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    Nu metal, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

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    Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

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    Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

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    Adult album alternative, Pop music, Rock music

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    Glam metal, Christian music, Classic rock

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    Alternative rock, Christian rock, Alternative metal

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    Pop punk, Christian punk, Power pop

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    Jesus Culture is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

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