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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 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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2,109 447
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

2
1,304 259
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
1,284 347
Red is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Red Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

4
1,157 343
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

5
1,252 270
Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Switchfoot Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

6
1,134 243
Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Newsboys Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

7
764 199
Disciple is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Disciple Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

8
919 264
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Flyleaf Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

9
1,000 239
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
776 248
MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
MercyMe Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

11
717 186
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
732 209
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
P.O.D. Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

13
560 138
Fireflight is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Fireflight Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

14
379 162
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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15
437 199
Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Anberlin Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

16
560 214
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Lifehouse Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

17
793 205
Tobymac is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Tobymac Christian music, Christian hip hop, Christian hardcore

18
533 162
Pillar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Pillar Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rapcore

19
444 179
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

20
520 170
Relient K is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Relient K Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

21
358 141
Decyfer Down is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Decyfer Down Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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471 116
Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Jeremy Camp Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

23
518 95
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

24
402 131
We as Human is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

25
507 147
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

26
321 100
Petra is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
DanMestrovich added Petra Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

27
348 156
12 Stones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
12 Stones Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Post-grunge

28
481 141
Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Demon Hunter Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists

29
525 162
Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Jars of Clay Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

30
465 142
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

31
287 113
Ashes Remain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

32
408 142
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

33
397 100
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

34
473 240
Creed is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

35
284 83
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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36
462 140
Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Hillsong United Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

37
342 120
Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Michael W. Smith Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

38
511 231
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Evanescence Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

39
299 106
Family Force 5 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Family Force 5 Hip hop music, Rock music, Rap metal

40
356 110
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

41
283 108
Seventh Day Slumber is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Seventh Day Slumber Christian hardcore, Contemporary worship music, Post-grunge

42
155 55
Chris Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 42 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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156 35
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

44
239 132
Superchick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Superchick Pop punk, Christian punk, Christian hip hop

45
264 127
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

46
250 86
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

47
247 133
BarlowGirl is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
BarlowGirl Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

48
193 92
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

49
166 73
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

50
216 126
Sixpence None the Richer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists
Sixpence None the Richer Adult album alternative, Pop music, Rock music