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The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s 

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Updated March 24, 2020 641 votes 45 voters 3.4k views 79 items

List Rules Vote up the best Christian rock bands that were active and releasing albums between 2000 and 2009.

As rock music evolved in the 2000s to encompass indie and alt styles, so did Christian rock. Delivering serious style along with faithful themes, the best Christian rock bands of the 2000s continued the genre's popularity from the 90s as they became more mainstream.

As the 2000s went on, a few of the best Christian Rock bands may have distanced themselves some from their religious roots but the Millennials and even Gen Z who added them to mixtapes and playlists will never forget. This list of great Christian rock artists of the 2000s includes Sixpence None The Richer, Petra and Audio Adrenaline.  Some 2000s Christian rock even included pop rock bands like Watashi Wa or ska and piano rock artists like The Wedding.

We've put together a list of some of the best '00s Christian rock acts, but if we're missing one be sure to add it to the list and vote up the best Christian rock bands and artists the 2000s.

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Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: Cities, Never Take Friendship Personal, Blueprints for the Black Market, Devotion, Dark Is the Way, + more

Anberlin was an American alternative rock band formed in Winter Haven, Florida in 2002, disbanded in 2014, and reunited in 2018. Since the beginning of 2007, the band consisted of lead vocalist ...more
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Audio Adrenaline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: Audio Adrenaline, Worldwide, Underdog, Don't Censor Me, Some Kind of Zombie, + more

Audio Adrenaline is a Christian rock band that formed in the mid 1980s at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky. The band has received two Grammy Awards and multiple Dove Awards. ...more
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Emery is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: I'm Only a Man, The Question, The Weak's End, Are You Listening?, ...In Shallow Seas We Sail, + more

Emery is an American post-hardcore band from Seattle, Washington currently signed to BadChristian Music. Emery was founded in Rock Hill, South Carolina by Toby Morrell, Devin Shelton, Matt ...more
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38th Parallel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: Turn the Tides, Let Go

38th Parallel was a Christian rock/rapcore band formed in Ames, Iowa. Before being signed they received extensive airplay in Iowa markets alongside other CCM Artists. Unknown to them, they were ...more
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The Benjamin Gate is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: ["untitled"], Contact, Come Put Your Head Up in My Heart, Demographics, Spinning Head

The Benjamin Gate was a South African Christian rock band formed in 1998 following the motor vehicle accident and subsequent death of a mutual friend and fellow musician, Ben Herbert. Their ...more
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Wolves at the Gate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: VxV, Captors, We Are the Ones

Wolves at the Gate also known as WATG is a Christian metal and post-hardcore band from Cedarville, Ohio, United States. Formed in 2009, they're currently signed to Solid State Records, where the ...more
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Leeland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: Sound of Melodies, Opposite Way, Love Is on the Move, The Great Awakening, Majesty: The Worship EP, + more

Leeland may refer to: Leeland (band), an American Christian rock band Leeland, Virginia Leeland, Maryland Leeland, Nevada
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Nine Lashes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: Escape, World We View, From Water to War

Nine Lashes is an American Christian rock band from Birmingham, Alabama formed in 2006. They independently released their first album, Escape, in 2009 before Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot ...more
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Earthsuit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: Kaleidoscope Superior, The Rise of Modern Simulation, Noise for Your Eyes, Earthsuit

Earthsuit was a short-lived New Orleans-based Christian rock band formed in 1995. The band consisted of guitarist Dave Rumsey, keyboardist/vocalist Paul Meany, bassist Roy Mitchell, drummer ...more
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The Almost is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: Fear Inside Our Bones, Monster Monster EP, Monster Monster, No Gift to Bring, Southern Weather, + more

The Almost is an American Christian rock band from Clearwater, Florida, best known for being fronted by former Underoath drummer and vocalist Aaron Gillespie. Formed in 2005, the band's current ...more
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Family Force 5 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: Business Up Front, Party in the Back, Christmas Pageant, Dance or Die, III, + more

FF5 (formerly known as Family Force 5, The Phamily, Ground Noise and The Brothers) is an American Christian rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. The band formed in 2005 by brothers Solomon ...more
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Sixpence None the Richer... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: The Dawn of Grace, Sixpence None the Richer, Divine Discontent, This Beautiful Mess, The Fatherless and the Widow, + more

Sixpence None the Richer (also known as Sixpence) is an American Christian alternative rock band that formed in New Braunfels, Texas, eventually settling in Nashville, Tennessee. They are best ...more
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For King & Country ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: For King & Country — The EP, Crave, Hope Is What We Crave Live, Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong

For King & Country, stylized as for KING & COUNTRY and formerly known as Joel & Luke, is a Christian pop duo composed of Australian-American brothers Joel & Luke Smallbone. The ...more
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East West is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: Hope in Anguish, The Light in Guinevere's Garden, Vintage, East West

East West was a Christian metal band from Irvine, California, who later re-located to Corona, California. The band takes its name from the Bible verse Psalms 103:12. While many members were ...more
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Ashes Remain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: What I've Become, Last Day Breathing, Lose the Alibis, Christmas, Red Devotion

Ashes Remain is an American Christian rock band. Band members include Josh Smith, Ben Kirk, Rob Tahan, Jon Hively, and Ryan Nalepa. They have released three albums, Lose the Alibis, Last Day ...more
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7eventh Time Down is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: Alive in You, Just Say Jesus

7eventh Time Down is an American Christian rock band. Their debut album, Alive In You, was released on September 13, 2011.
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Bleach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: Shotgun, Killing Time, Fast, Hard, Snag E.P., + more

Bleach were an indie rock band from Ipswich, England, usually considered part of the shoegazing genre. The band was formed in 1989 by brothers Neil and Nick Singleton together with drummer Steve ...more
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As Cities Burn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: Son, I Loved You at Your Darkest, Come Now Sleep, Hell or High Water, As Cities Burn EP, + more

As Cities Burn is an American Christian hardcore band from Mandeville, Louisiana that formed in 2002 and broke up in 2009. The band has since been "resurrected", according to their
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Poor Old Lu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: The Waiting Room, Bows and Arrows, Mindsize, A Picture of the Eighth Wonder, Straight Six, + more

Poor Old Lu was a pioneering alternative Christian band based in the American Northwest. The band experimented with a variety of sounds and genres, particularly grunge, funk and psychedelic ...more
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Stavesacre is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: (stavz'a'ker), Friction, Speakeasy, Absolutes, How to Live With a Curse, + more

Stavesacre was an American rock band from Huntington Beach, California formed in 1995. The band was composed of vocalist Mark Salomon, guitarists Jeff Bellew and Ryan Dennee, bassist Dirk ...more
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Ace Troubleshooter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: Ace Troubleshooter, Back in the Shootin' Match, It's Never Enough, Don't Stop a Rockin', The Madness of the Crowds

Ace Troubleshooter, often shortened to Ace, was an American pop punk band. Formed in December 1995 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, they released five albums through Tooth & Nail Records.
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Petra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: Jekyll and Hyde, War & Remembrance, Not of this World, Farewell, The Early Years, + more

Petra is a music group regarded as a pioneer of the Christian rock and contemporary Christian music genres. Formed in 1972, the band took its name from the Greek word for "rock". ...more
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Since October is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: This Is My Heart, Life, Scars, Apologies

Since October is an American Christian rock band from Bradenton, Florida.
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We as Human is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: We as Human, We as Human EP, Until We're Dead, Burning Satellites

We as Human is a Christian rock band from Sandpoint, Idaho formed in 2006. They were discovered by John Cooper, lead singer of the band Skillet, in 2010 who introduced them to Atlantic Records, ...more
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White Heart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists of the 2000s

Albums: Freedom, Tales of Wonder, White Heart / Vital Signs, The Early Years, Highlands, + more

White Heart, also listed as Whiteheart, is a Contemporary Christian Music pop-rock band which formed in 1982. White Heart's discography includes thirteen albums, the most recent of which was ...more