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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    Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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    Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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    Christian music, Christian hip hop, Christian hardcore

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    Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

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    Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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    Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

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    Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Acoustic music

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    Electronic music, Contemporary worship music, Folk rock

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    Nu metal, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

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    Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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    Pop punk, Christian punk, Christian hip hop

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    Adult album alternative, Pop music, Rock music

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    Pop punk, Christian punk, Power pop

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    Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

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    Glam metal, Christian music, Classic rock

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