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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2,286 492
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

2
1,397 297
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
1,377 382
Red is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

4
1,240 391
Casting Crowns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

5
1,334 295
Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

6
1,216 276
Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

7
821 229
Disciple is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

8
987 293
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

9
1,063 266
Third Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

10
846 270
MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

11
769 205
Kutless is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

12
611 156
Fireflight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

13
782 234
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

14
420 180
Hawk Nelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Christian punk, Pop rock

15
859 225
Tobymac is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Christian music, Christian hip hop, Christian hardcore

16
599 234
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

17
466 220
Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

18
564 178
Pillar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rapcore

19
479 200
Sanctus Real is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Christian alternative rock, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

20
552 192
Relient K is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

21
389 154
Decyfer Down is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Christian rock

22
507 126
Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

23
440 143
We as Human is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

24
558 109
dc Talk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Rock music

25
546 159
Tenth Avenue North is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Acoustic music

26
519 153
Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

27
361 122
Petra is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
DanMestrovich added Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

28
560 176
Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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499 150
David Crowder Band is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Electronic music, Contemporary worship music, Folk rock

30
365 172
12 Stones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Post-grunge

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319 124
Ashes Remain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

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442 159
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

33
419 112
Audio Adrenaline is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Alternative rock, Christian rock

34
307 94
Nine Lashes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Alternative rock, Christian rock, Alternative metal

35
500 265
Creed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

36
499 161
Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

37
360 133
Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

38
324 121
Family Force 5 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Hip hop music, Rock music, Rap metal

39
198 43
For King & Country is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
dave-hernandez added Contemporary Christian music, Soft rock, Alternative rock

40
534 256
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

41
184 70
Chris Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
pamela-norwood added Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

42
382 121
Building 429 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

43
300 121
Seventh Day Slumber is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Christian hardcore, Contemporary worship music, Post-grunge

44
254 140
Superchick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Christian punk, Christian hip hop

45
282 139
Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Christian hip hop

46
270 100
Big Daddy Weave is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

47
213 99
Falling Up is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

48
260 143
BarlowGirl is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

49
179 84
White Heart is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
fcpparties added Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

50
149 104
Michael Sweet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Glam metal, Christian music, Classic rock