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The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists 

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Updated January 2, 2020 67.9k votes 8.8k voters 912.4k views 243 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.

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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Red is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Casting Crowns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Third Day is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Disciple is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Fireflight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Kutless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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dc Talk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Petra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Stryper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Pillar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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David Crowder Band is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Relient K is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Audio Adrenaline is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
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Decyfer Down is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists