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

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1,324 262
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

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1,302 353
Red is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Red Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

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1,177 346
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

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1,268 274
Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Switchfoot Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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1,149 245
Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Newsboys Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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775 202
Disciple is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Disciple Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

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931 266
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Flyleaf Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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1,014 241
Third Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Third Day Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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793 250
MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
MercyMe Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

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728 187
Kutless is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Kutless Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

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571 140
Fireflight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Fireflight Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

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741 212
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
P.O.D. Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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445 201
Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Anberlin Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

The Best Christian Songs of 2018

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

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567 216
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Lifehouse Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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806 207
Tobymac is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Tobymac Christian music, Christian hip hop, Christian hardcore

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539 163
Pillar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pillar Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rapcore

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452 180
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

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524 174
Relient K is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Relient K Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

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365 143
Decyfer Down is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Decyfer Down Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Christian rock

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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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

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524 96
dc Talk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
dc Talk Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Rock music

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409 134
We as Human is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

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517 148
Tenth Avenue North is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Tenth Avenue North Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Acoustic music

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327 102
Petra is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
DanMestrovich added Petra Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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490 142
Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Demon Hunter Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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535 162
Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Jars of Clay Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

The Best Christian Rock Christmas Albums

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12 Stones is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
12 Stones Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Post-grunge

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472 142
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

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296 115
Ashes Remain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

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411 143
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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401 101
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

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480 242
Creed is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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288 84
Nine Lashes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nine Lashes Alternative rock, Christian rock, Alternative metal

Great One Hit Wonder Artists of the '90s

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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

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469 143
Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Hillsong United Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

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515 234
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Evanescence Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

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305 109
Family Force 5 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Family Force 5 Hip hop music, Rock music, Rap metal

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Chris Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
pamela-norwood added Chris Tomlin Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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363 111
Building 429 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Building 429 Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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286 109
Seventh Day Slumber is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Seventh Day Slumber Christian hardcore, Contemporary worship music, Post-grunge

The Best Christian Podcasts For Praise & Worship

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For King & Country is listed (or ranked) 43 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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242 133
Superchick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Superchick Pop punk, Christian punk, Christian hip hop

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268 128
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

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254 87
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

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251 134
BarlowGirl is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
BarlowGirl Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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196 93
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

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168 73
White Heart is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
fcpparties added White Heart Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

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82 65
DeGarmo & Key is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
DanMestrovich added DeGarmo & Key