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List Rules 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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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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Red is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Red Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

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Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Thousand Foot Krutch Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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Casting Crowns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Casting Crowns Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Switchfoot Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 802 200
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Flyleaf Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Newsboys Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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+ - 668 151
Disciple is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Disciple Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

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+ - 848 181
Third Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Third Day Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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+ - 476 123
Pillar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pillar Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rapcore

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+ - 641 197
MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
MercyMe Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

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+ - 638 139
Kutless is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Kutless Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

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+ - 387 157
Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Anberlin Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

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+ - 664 166
Tobymac is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Tobymac Christian music, Christian hip hop, Christian hardcore

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Fireflight is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Fireflight Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

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Relient K is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Relient K Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

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+ - 636 163
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
P.O.D. Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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+ - 315 126
Hawk Nelson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Hawk Nelson Pop punk, Christian punk, Pop rock

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Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Lifehouse Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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+ - 403 139
Sanctus Real is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Sanctus Real Christian alternative rock, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

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+ - 357 91
We as Human is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

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+ - 398 81
Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Jeremy Camp Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

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+ - 256 66
Petra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Petra Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Demon Hunter Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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+ - 436 114
Tenth Avenue North is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Tenth Avenue North Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Acoustic music

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Audio Adrenaline is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Audio Adrenaline Contemporary Christian music, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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+ - 425 73
dc Talk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
dc Talk Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Rock music

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+ - 308 108
Decyfer Down is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Decyfer Down Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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+ - 457 137
Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Jars of Clay Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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David Crowder Band is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
David Crowder Band Electronic music, Contemporary worship music, Folk rock

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Ashes Remain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

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+ - 310 122
12 Stones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
12 Stones Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Post-grunge

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+ - 337 106
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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+ - 443 176
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Evanescence Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

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+ - 398 106
Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Hillsong United Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

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+ - 307 79
Building 429 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Building 429 Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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+ - 415 191
Creed is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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+ - 246 55
Nine Lashes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nine Lashes Alternative rock, Christian rock, Alternative metal

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+ - 260 85
Family Force 5 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Family Force 5 Hip hop music, Rock music, Rap metal

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+ - 280 99
Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Michael W. Smith Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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+ - 171 67
Falling Up is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Falling Up Nu metal, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

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+ - 224 106
Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Britt Nicole Christian music, Pop music, Christian hip hop

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+ - 247 84
Seventh Day Slumber is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Seventh Day Slumber Christian hardcore, Contemporary worship music, Post-grunge

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BarlowGirl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
BarlowGirl Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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+ - 205 110
Superchick is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Superchick Pop punk, Christian punk, Christian hip hop

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+ - 180 103
Sixpence None the Richer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Sixpence None the Richer Adult album alternative, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 83 27
Chris Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Chris Tomlin Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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+ - 135 72
FM Static is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
FM Static Pop punk, Christian punk, Power pop

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+ - 134 48
White Heart is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
White Heart Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

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