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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2,240 479
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

2
1,377 287
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
1,353 374
Red is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

4
1,220 376
Casting Crowns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

5
1,314 289
Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

6
1,204 263
Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

7
808 220
Disciple is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

8
964 290
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

9
1,052 257
Third Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

10
837 262
MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

11
757 197
Kutless is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

12
591 151
Fireflight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

13
763 231
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

14
414 175
Hawk Nelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Christian punk, Pop rock

15
591 228
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

16
844 219
Tobymac is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Christian music, Christian hip hop, Christian hardcore

17
459 217
Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

18
556 176
Pillar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rapcore

19
470 194
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
543 188
Relient K is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

21
383 152
Decyfer Down is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Christian rock

22
500 123
Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

23
433 141
We as Human is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

24
548 103
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
537 154
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
507 148
Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

27
553 172
Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

28
345 116
Petra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
DanMestrovich added Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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361 167
12 Stones is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Post-grunge

30
489 149
David Crowder Band is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Electronic music, Contemporary worship music, Folk rock

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310 122
Ashes Remain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

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428 156
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

33
410 107
Audio Adrenaline is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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496 259
Creed is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

35
299 91
Nine Lashes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Alternative rock, Christian rock, Alternative metal

36
488 154
Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

37
354 128
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
318 115
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
527 246
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

40
376 114
Building 429 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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176 66
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

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185 41
For King & Country is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
dave-hernandez added Contemporary Christian music, Soft rock, Alternative rock

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294 117
Seventh Day Slumber is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Christian hardcore, Contemporary worship music, Post-grunge

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250 138
Superchick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Christian punk, Christian hip hop

45
279 134
Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Christian hip hop

46
262 94
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
204 97
Falling Up is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

48
255 141
BarlowGirl is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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175 80
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
144 103
Michael Sweet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Glam metal, Christian music, Classic rock