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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2,264 486
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

2
1,390 290
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
1,364 378
Red is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

4
1,228 385
Casting Crowns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

5
1,324 292
Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

6
1,211 270
Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

7
818 223
Disciple is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

8
975 292
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

9
1,055 262
Third Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

10
842 266
MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

11
763 202
Kutless is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

12
601 154
Fireflight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

13
775 233
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

14
416 178
Hawk Nelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Christian punk, Pop rock

15
850 222
Tobymac is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Christian music, Christian hip hop, Christian hardcore

16
595 232
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

17
465 219
Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

18
563 177
Pillar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rapcore

19
475 196
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
548 190
Relient K is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

21
389 153
Decyfer Down is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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504 126
Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

23
437 143
We as Human is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

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551 107
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
542 157
Tenth Avenue North is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Acoustic music

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515 151
Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

27
558 175
Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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354 120
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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365 170
12 Stones is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Post-grunge

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495 150
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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314 124
Ashes Remain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

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440 158
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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413 110
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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303 93
Nine Lashes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Alternative rock, Christian rock, Alternative metal

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499 263
Creed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

36
493 159
Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

37
358 132
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
322 119
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
532 250
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

40
192 41
For King & Country is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
dave-hernandez added Contemporary Christian music, Soft rock, Alternative rock

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380 119
Building 429 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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182 69
Chris Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
pamela-norwood added Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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300 120
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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253 140
Superchick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Christian punk, Christian hip hop

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280 138
Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Christian hip hop

46
266 99
Big Daddy Weave is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

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210 98
Falling Up is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Nu metal, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

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259 142
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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177 83
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

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148 104
Michael Sweet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Glam metal, Christian music, Classic rock