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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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2,078 435
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

2
1,292 246
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
1,268 335
Red is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Red Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

4
1,146 330
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
1,236 264
Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Switchfoot Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

6
1,117 237
Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Newsboys Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

7
908 251
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Flyleaf Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

8
989 226
Third Day is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Third Day Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

9
752 192
Disciple is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Disciple Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

10
760 243
MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
MercyMe Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

11
706 180
Kutless is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Kutless Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

12
720 200
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
P.O.D. Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

13
550 133
Fireflight is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Fireflight Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

14
430 189
Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Anberlin Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

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15
370 157
Hawk Nelson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Hawk Nelson Pop punk, Christian punk, Pop rock

16
553 210
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Lifehouse Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

17
776 200
Tobymac is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Tobymac Christian music, Christian hip hop, Christian hardcore

18
527 156
Pillar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pillar Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rapcore

19
441 172
Sanctus Real is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Sanctus Real Christian alternative rock, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

20
512 165
Relient K is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Relient K Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

21
349 138
Decyfer Down is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Decyfer Down Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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22
460 108
Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Jeremy Camp Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

23
397 122
We as Human is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

24
508 93
dc Talk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
dc Talk Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Rock music

25
314 95
Petra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
DanMestrovich added Petra Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

26
343 151
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
502 144
Tenth Avenue North is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Tenth Avenue North Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Acoustic music

28
474 137
Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Demon Hunter Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists

29
517 157
Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Jars of Clay Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

30
453 140
David Crowder Band is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
David Crowder Band Electronic music, Contemporary worship music, Folk rock

31
402 134
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

32
281 109
Ashes Remain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

33
390 99
Audio Adrenaline is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Audio Adrenaline Contemporary Christian music, Alternative rock, Christian rock

34
468 233
Creed is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

35
281 77
Nine Lashes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nine Lashes Alternative rock, Christian rock, Alternative metal

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36
334 116
Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Michael W. Smith Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

37
454 137
Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Hillsong United Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

38
505 223
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Evanescence Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

39
146 48
Chris Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
pamela-norwood added Chris Tomlin Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

40
348 106
Building 429 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Building 429 Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

41
273 104
Seventh Day Slumber is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Seventh Day Slumber Christian hardcore, Contemporary worship music, Post-grunge

42
147 31
For King & Country is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
dave-hernandez added For King & Country Contemporary Christian music, Soft rock, Alternative rock

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43
230 131
Superchick is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Superchick Pop punk, Christian punk, Christian hip hop

44
293 103
Family Force 5 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Family Force 5 Hip hop music, Rock music, Rap metal

45
258 123
Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Britt Nicole Christian music, Pop music, Christian hip hop

46
245 79
Big Daddy Weave is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Big Daddy Weave Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

47
161 68
White Heart is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
fcpparties added White Heart Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

48
188 89
Falling Up is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Falling Up Nu metal, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

49
237 132
BarlowGirl is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
BarlowGirl Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

50
76 58
DeGarmo & Key is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
DanMestrovich added DeGarmo & Key