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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2,213 471
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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1,363 272
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
1,336 366
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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1,204 365
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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1,297 283
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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1,182 258
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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799 216
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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950 285
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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1,042 251
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
826 258
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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748 192
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
584 148
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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757 227
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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407 173
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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582 224
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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830 214
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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454 213
Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Anberlin Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

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548 173
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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463 191
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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536 186
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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496 121
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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375 150
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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537 99
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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423 139
We as Human is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

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531 153
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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501 147
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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548 171
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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358 165
12 Stones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
12 Stones Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Post-grunge

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338 114
Petra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
DanMestrovich added Petra Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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485 147
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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305 120
Ashes Remain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

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421 154
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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410 104
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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489 254
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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295 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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351 126
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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481 153
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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312 114
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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523 243
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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373 114
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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172 62
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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292 116
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

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178 40
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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249 136
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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277 132
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 92
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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202 96
Falling Up is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Falling Up Nu metal, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

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254 139
BarlowGirl is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
BarlowGirl Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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171 78
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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143 102
Michael Sweet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Michael Sweet Glam metal, Christian music, Classic rock