List of Christian punk bands

This is a list of Christian punk bands, which include all notable Christian bands that fall under the category of punk or one of its subgenres, excluding hardcore genres. Christian hardcore bands are listed on the list of Christian hardcore bands.

Traditional punk rock bands

Christian bands that were part of or draw from traditional punk rock.

Post-punk and new wave bands

Artists associated with post-punk and new wave in Christian music.

Pop punk bands

Pop punk and emo pop bands and artists in Christian music.

See also


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