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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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1,847 365
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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2
1,165 194
Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Thousand Foot Krutch Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

3
1,147 275
Red is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Red Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

4
1,022 264
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

5
1,124 222
Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Switchfoot Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

6
825 209
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Flyleaf Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

7
681 158
Disciple is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Disciple Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

8
984 192
Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Newsboys Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

9
876 187
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

10
675 200
MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
MercyMe Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

11
402 162
Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Anberlin Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

12
327 132
Hawk Nelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Hawk Nelson Pop punk, Christian punk, Pop rock

13
413 144
Sanctus Real is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Sanctus Real Christian alternative rock, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

14
651 144
Kutless is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Kutless Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

15
485 132
Pillar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pillar Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rapcore

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16
690 170
Tobymac is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Tobymac Christian music, Christian hip hop, Christian hardcore

17
656 167
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

18
501 110
Fireflight is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Fireflight Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

19
461 143
Relient K is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Relient K Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

20
367 98
We as Human is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

21
511 186
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Lifehouse Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

22
452 120
Tenth Avenue North is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Tenth Avenue North Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Acoustic music

23
314 116
Decyfer Down is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Decyfer Down Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Christian rock

24
415 86
Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Jeremy Camp Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

25
251 90
Ashes Remain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

26
313 131
12 Stones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
12 Stones Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Post-grunge

27
444 74
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

28
264 71
Petra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
DanMestrovich added Petra Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

29
432 114
Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Demon Hunter Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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342 78
Audio Adrenaline is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Audio Adrenaline Contemporary Christian music, Alternative rock, Christian rock

31
475 139
Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Jars of Clay Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

32
403 118
David Crowder Band is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
David Crowder Band Electronic music, Contemporary worship music, Folk rock

33
253 61
Nine Lashes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nine Lashes Alternative rock, Christian rock, Alternative metal

34
351 113
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

35
462 187
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Evanescence Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

36
410 114
Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Hillsong United Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

37
316 87
Building 429 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Building 429 Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

38
431 199
Creed is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

39
252 91
Seventh Day Slumber is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Seventh Day Slumber Christian hardcore, Contemporary worship music, Post-grunge

40
291 103
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

41
262 91
Family Force 5 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Family Force 5 Hip hop music, Rock music, Rap metal

42
229 111
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

43
174 74
Falling Up is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Falling Up Nu metal, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

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216 115
BarlowGirl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
BarlowGirl Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

45
101 30
Chris Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
pamela-norwood added Chris Tomlin Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

46
212 115
Superchick is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Superchick Pop punk, Christian punk, Christian hip hop

47
190 109
Sixpence None the Richer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Sixpence None the Richer Adult album alternative, Pop music, Rock music

48
137 78
FM Static is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
FM Static Pop punk, Christian punk, Power pop

49
138 53
White Heart is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
fcpparties added White Heart Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

50
93 19
For King & Country is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
dave-hernandez added For King & Country Contemporary Christian music, Soft rock, Alternative rock