Music

The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists  

Ranker Music
Originally by
64.6k votes 8.4k voters 900.7k views 257 items

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 from the 90s 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.

1
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge
2
Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music
3
Casting Crowns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music
4
Red is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music
5
Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
6
Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock
7
Third Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music
8
Disciple is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal
9
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
10
MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music
11
Petra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
DanMestrovich added Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music
12
Fireflight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge
13
dc Talk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Rock music
14
Kutless is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music
15
Hawk Nelson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Christian punk, Pop rock
16
We as Human is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
17
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music
18
Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock
19
Ashes Remain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
20
Decyfer Down is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Christian rock
21
Pillar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rapcore
22
Audio Adrenaline is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Alternative rock, Christian rock
23
Tenth Avenue North is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Acoustic music
24
Relient K is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music
25
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music