christian The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists  

Reference
Originally by
24.4k votes 2.3k voters 114.8k views 487 items

List Rules Upvote your favorite Christian music bands and artists

Over the past few decades, Christian music has caught on as an important genre in the music world. Initially, when people would think of Christian music, they'd think of traditional worship - like gospel music - instead of rock, punk and even rap music. Nowadays, Christian bands are among the most popular musicians, making some of the best Christian songs of 2018. Their music may not get widespread acclaim or even praise, but that doesn't mean Christian artists aren't great in their own right. In fact, many may argue that Christian music artists are among the best bands out there right now. Christian musicians are widely known for preaching the word of the good book or at least having an uplifting message in their lyrics, which is why Christian music has grown in the manner it has.

So, who are the best Christian music artists? That's a tough question to answer, but for starters, and the purpose of this list of Christian bands, you have to include the likes of Amy Grant, Jars of Clay, Chris Tomlin and Michael W. Smith to name a few. So, with those Christian music artists as a benchmark, you can upvote and downvote the Christian musicians you think should be at or near the top of this list. 

That said, ultimately, it's your call to determine who are the best Christian bands. If you notice a Christian artist isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them.This list answers the questions "who are the best Christian music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Christian music musician ever?"If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular Christian music bands that you might've heard ofs. (487 items)

list ordered by

1
366 109
Casting Crowns is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Amanda Hyde added Casting Crowns Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

2
517 172
Third Day is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
monty46 added Third Day Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

3
422 125
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Bruno Aguiar added Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

4
226 70
MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added MercyMe Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

5
144 27
Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Richard Jenner CA added Newsboys Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

6
551 176
Chris Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Chris Tomlin Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

7
426 150
Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Jeremy Camp Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

8
368 148
Hillsong Music is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
creativestylecs added Hillsong Music

9
145 56
Kutless is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Kutless Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

10
315 144
Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Michael W. Smith Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

11
135 55
Needtobreathe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Needtobreathe Christian alternative rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

12
280 113
Matthew West is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Matthew West Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Christian music

13
153 78
Disciple is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Bruno Aguiar added Disciple Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

14
269 133
Matt Redman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Matt Redman Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary worship music

Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide

15
67 15
Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Switchfoot Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

16
113 48
Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
David Griffin added Thousand Foot Krutch Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

17
186 113
LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
unashamedjfreak116 added LeCrae Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Gangsta rap

18
199 115
Petra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
fcpparties added Petra Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

19
166 102
Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
thirtysixchronicles added Anberlin Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

20
60 15
dc Talk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
dc Talk Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Rock music

21
201 130
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Bruno Aguiar added P.O.D. Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

The Best Christian Podcasts For Praise & Worship

22
209 108
Brandon Heath is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Brandon Heath Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

23
214 147
Amy Grant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Amy Grant Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music

24
53 14
David Crowder Band is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
David Crowder Band Electronic music, Contemporary worship music, Folk rock

25
192 121
Mandisa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Mandisa Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Rhythm and blues

26
164 105
Family Force 5 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
tigerkittysemail added Family Force 5 Hip hop music, Rock music, Rap metal

27
51 16
Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Hillsong United Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

28
38 11
Audio Adrenaline is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Audio Adrenaline Contemporary Christian music, Alternative rock, Christian rock

The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

29
25 2
Tenth Avenue North is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Tenth Avenue North Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Acoustic music

30
279 177
PAR~A~DIGM is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
PAR~A~DIGM Christian Contemporary, Pop, Alternative Rock - Their incredible upbeat attitude and positive energy combine to make them one of the most sought after performers today, each member of the band contributes their influences into the music they write, this creates a range of ...

31
103 70
Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Demon Hunter Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

32
200 122
Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Britt Nicole Christian music, Pop music, Christian hip hop

33
39 10
David Crowder is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists

34
41 12
Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Jars of Clay Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

35
155 110
Lincoln Brewster is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Lincoln Brewster Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

The Best Female Rock Singers

36
37 11
Ranker Video
unashamedjfreak116 added NF Hip hop, Christian hip hop

37
28 9
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

38
33 14
Relient K is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Relient K Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

39
141 121
Keith Green is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Keith Green Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Rock and roll

40
86 87
2nd Chapter of Acts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
fcpparties added 2nd Chapter of Acts Jesus music, Contemporary Christian music

41
89 61
August Burns Red is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added August Burns Red Progressive metal, Mathcore, Metalcore

42
100 103
Point of Grace is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
fcpparties added Point of Grace Contemporary Christian music, Country

Which Instruments Do You Wish You Could Play?

43
76 60
Underoath is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Underoath Deathcore, Christian hardcore, Black metal

44
71 48
Matt Maher is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
unashamedjfreak116 added Matt Maher Christian rock

45
55 48
Seventh Day Slumber is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Seventh Day Slumber Christian hardcore, Contemporary worship music, Post-grunge

46
27 12
Andy Mineo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
unashamedjfreak116 added Andy Mineo Christian hip hop

47
92 90
Gaither Vocal Band is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Gaither Vocal Band Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

48
80 68
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Chevelle Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

49
23 9
Phillips, Craig & Dean is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Danny Marks added Phillips, Craig & Dean Contemporary Christian music

50
148 141
Avalon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Avalon Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music