Christian Music The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists  

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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 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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2,210 471
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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1,360 272
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
1,334 366
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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1,203 364
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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1,294 283
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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1,181 257
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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797 216
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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948 285
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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1,041 250
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

10
825 257
MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
MercyMe Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

11
747 191
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
584 147
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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756 226
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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406 172
Hawk Nelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Hawk Nelson Pop punk, Christian punk, Pop rock

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581 223
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Lifehouse Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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828 213
Tobymac is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Tobymac Christian music, Christian hip hop, Christian hardcore

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453 213
Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Anberlin Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

18
547 173
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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462 190
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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533 186
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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495 120
Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Jeremy Camp Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

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374 150
Decyfer Down is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Decyfer Down Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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536 98
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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420 139
We as Human is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

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531 152
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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500 147
Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Demon Hunter Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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547 170
Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Jars of Clay Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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338 113
Petra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
DanMestrovich added Petra Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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357 165
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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484 146
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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305 119
Ashes Remain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

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421 153
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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410 103
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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488 253
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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294 90
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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350 125
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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480 152
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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312 113
Family Force 5 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Family Force 5 Hip hop music, Rock music, Rap metal

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523 242
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Evanescence Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

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373 113
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

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171 61
Chris Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 41 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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178 39
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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291 115
Seventh Day Slumber is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Seventh Day Slumber Christian hardcore, Contemporary worship music, Post-grunge

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247 135
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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277 131
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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261 91
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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254 138
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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201 96
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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171 77
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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143 101
Michael Sweet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Michael Sweet Glam metal, Christian music, Classic rock