20 Best Male Christian Artists (2023)

Christian music is booming in popularity, and ushering in a new generation of music stars. There are many great musicians in the Christian contemporary genre but this list takes a look at the top 20 male artists that have released solo albums. So many of the songs listed below from these top artists have changed lives by exposing the world to the good news of Jesus Christ. Whether by radio ministry air waves or by national tours these artists are guaranteed to entertain as well as evangelize through the work they do. These are my top 20 Male Christian contemporary artists of today.

20. Stephen Curtis Chapman

Born- November 21, 1962

Albums- “First Hand,” “Real Life Conversations,” “More To This Life,” “For The Sake Of The Call,” “The Great Adventure,” “The Live Adventure,” “Heaven In The Real World,” “The Music Of Christmas,” “Signs Of Life,” “Greatest Hits,” “Speechless,” “Declaration,” “All About Love,” “All Things New,” “Christmas Is All In The Heart,” “The Abbey Road Sessions,” “All I Really Want For Christmas,” “This Moment,” “Beauty Will Rise,” “Creation,” “Joy”

Singles- “Weak Days,” “His Eyes,” “Cinderella,” “Do Everything,” “Speechless,” “Be Still And Know,” “With Hope,” “His Strength Is Perfect,” “Dive,” “Fingerprints Of God,” “How Love Wins,” “Long Way Home,” “When Love Takes You In,” “Lord Of The Dance,” “The Walk,” “Beauty Will Rise,” “Live Out Loud,” “Much Of You,” “Magnificent Obsession,” “I Believe In You,” “See,” “The Great Adventure,” “What Now?” “I Will Be Here,” “The Mountain,” “Not Home Yet,” “ How Do I Love Her,” “Miracle Of The Moment,” “Burn The Ships,” “His Eyes,” “Our God Is In Control”

19. David Crowder

Born- November 29, 1972

Albums- “Pour Over Me,” “All I Can Say,” “Can You Hear Us?,” “Illuminate,” “A Collision,” “Remedy,” “Church Music

Singles- “O Praise Him,” “How He Loves,” “Wholly Yours,” “Come Thou Fount,” “Our Love Is Loud”

18. Peter Furler

Born- September 8, 1996

Albums- “On Fire”

Singles- “Reach,” “Matter Of Faith,” “I’m Alive”

17. Jonny Diaz

Born- March 30, 1984

Albums- “More Beautiful You,” “Everyday God,” “Stand For You,” “They Need Love”

Singles- “More Beautiful You,” “Scars,” “Stand For You,” “Beauty Of The Cross,” “Waiting Room”

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16. Jason Castro

Born- March 25, 1987

Albums- “Jason Castro,” “Who I Am,” “Only A Mountain”

Singles- “You Are,” “Hallelujah.” “Only A Mountain,” “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,”Let’s Just Fall In Love Again,” “I Believe”

15. Colton Dixon

Born-October 19,1991

Albums- “A Messenger”

Singles- “You Are,” “Love Has Come For Me”

14. Matt PaPa

Born-July 3, 1983

Albums- “You Are Good,” “Worship Vol. 1,” “Your Kingdom Come,” “Scripture Songs and Hymns 1,” “Scripture Songs and Hymns 2,” “This Changes Everything”

Singles- “Open Hands,” “ The Story Of God,” “It Is Finished,” “The Lord Is A Warrior,” “The Reward,” “This Changes Everything,” “Jesus Is Lord”

13. Todd Agnew

Born- March 15, 1971

Albums- “Reflections Of Something,” “Grace Like Rain,” “Better Questions,” “Do You See What I See?,” “Breath Of God,” “Need”

Singles- “Grace Like Rain, My Jesus, God Undefeatable, Our Great God, This Fragile Breath

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12. Kristian Stanfill

Born- April 9, 1983

Albums- “Hello,” “Attention,” “Mountains Move”

Singles- “One Thing Remains,” “Jesus Paid It All,” “Always,” “The Stand,” “Your Love Never Fails,” “Not Ashamed,” “Forever Reign,”Like A Lion”

11. Jeremy Camp

Born- January 12, 1978

Albums- “Burden Me,” “Stay,” “Carried Me: The Worship Project,” “Restored,” “Beyond Measure,” “Speaking Louder Than Before,” “We Cry Out: The Worship Project,” “Christmas: God With Us,” “Reckless”

Singles- “Take You Back,” “Lay Down My Pride,” “Open Up Your Eyes,” “Tonight,” “Give Me Jesus,” “Give You Glory,” “There Will Be A Day”

10. Matt Maher

Born- November 10, 1974

Albums- “The Love In Between,” “Alive Again,” “Empty & Beautiful,” “The End And The Beginning,” “Welcome To Life,” “Overflow,” “Silent Night”

Singles- “Christ Is Risen,” “Hold Us Together,” “Litany,” “Rememberance,” “Alive Again,”

"The Truth" Romans 5:10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

9. Jason Gray

Born- January 18, 1972

Albums- “A Way To See In The Dark,” “Everything Sad Is Coming Untrue,” “All The Lovely Losers”

Singles- “Good To Be Alive,” “Remind Who I Am,” “More Like Falling In Love,” “I Am New,” “Nothing Is Wasted,” “Good To Be Alive”


8. Matthew West

Born- April 25, 1977

Albums- “Into The Light,” “Something To Say,” “The Story Of Your Life,” “More”

Singles- “Hello, My Name Is,” “Forgiveness,” “When I Say I Do,” “Strong Enough,” “The Motions,” “Family Tree,” “My Own Little World,” “More,” “Save A Place For Me,” “You Are Everything,” “Broken Girl,” “Only Grace,” “The Day Before You,” “Hold You Up,” “One Last Christmas”

7. Toby Mac

Born- October 22, 1964

Albums- “Eye On It,” “Tonight,” “Portable Sounds,” “Welcome To Diverse City,” “Christmas In Diverse City”

Singles- “Tonight,” “City On Our Knees,” “Funky Jesus Music,” “Changed Forever,” “Lose My Soul,” “J Train,” “Break Open The Sky,” “Wonderin’,” “Afterword,” “Me Without You,” “Ignition,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “The First Noel,” “Get Back Up,” “Burn For You”

6. Matt Redman

Born- February 14, 1974

Albums- “Facedown,” “Blessed Be Your Name,” “We Shall Not Be Broken,” “The Father’s Song,” “Beautiful News”

Singles- “10,000 Reasons,” “The Heart Of Worship,” “Blessed Be Your Name,” “You Never Let Go,” “Nothing But The Blood,” “Never Once,” “We Are The Free,” “Once Again,” “Here For You,” “You Alone Can Rescue,” “Holy,” “Better Is One Day,” “Endless Hallelujah,” “Rememberance,” “The Father’s Song”

5. Dave Barnes

Born- June 20, 1978

Albums- What We Want,” “What We Get,” “Me And You And The World,” “Chasing Mississippi,” “You, The Night, And The Candlelight,” “Three Then Four”

Singles- “God Gave Me You,” “What I need,” “10,000 Children,” “Until You,” “On A Night Like This,” “Loving You Loving Me,” “I Have And Always Will,” “Nothing Fancy,” “Carry Me Through,” “Little Lies,” “Love Will Be Enough For Us,” “Graces Amazing Hands,” “Home,” “Mine To Love”

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4. Chris Tomlin

Born- May 4, 1972

Albums- “Inside Your Love,” “Authentic,” “Too Much Free Time,” “The Noise We Make,” “Not To Us,” “Arriving,” “See The Morning,” “Hello Love,” “Glory In The Highest: Christmas Songs Of Worship,” “And If Our God Is For Us…,” “How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection,” “Burning Lights”

Singles- “Our God,” “Whom Shall I Fear,” “I Will Rise,” “How Great Is Our God,” “Amazing Grace,” “Jesus Messiah,” “I Will Follow,” “Lord, I Need You,” “God Of This City,” “The Wonderful Cross,” “Crown Him,” “Holy Is The Lord,” “Here I Am To Worship,” “God’s Great Dance Floor,” “Your Grace Is Enough”

3. Chris August

Born- March 20, 1982

Albums- “No Far Away,” “The Upside Of Down”

Singles- “Restore,” “Starry Night,” “Center Of It,” “7x70,” “Battle,” “Loving Is Easy,” “The Candy Wrap,” “It’s Always Been You,” “The Upside Of Down,” “Jesus Savior,” "You And I,” “Amen,” “This Side Of Heaven,” “I Believe,” “Want To Be Real”

2. Matt Hammitt

Born- October 19, 1979

Albums- “Every Falling Tear”(Debut Solo Album From Lead Singer Of Sanctus Real)

Singles- “All Of Me,” “Holding You,” “Trust,” “You Are My Treasure”

1. Brandon Heath

Born- July 21,1978

Albums- “Leaving Eden,” “What If We,” “Don’t Get Comfortable,” “The Night Before Christmas”

Singles- “Give Me Your Eyes,” “Jesus In Disguise,” “Love Never Fails,” “Your Love,” “I’m Not Who I Was,” “Wait And See,” “Leaving Eden,” “The Light In Me,” “Might Just Save Your Life,” “He Paid It All,” “The Harvester,” “Our God Reigns,” “Now More Than Ever,” “It’s Alright,” “Blue Mountain”

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I hope you enjoyed this article and found it helpful and informative. If we did not include your favorite Christian artist of today please tell the F&E team in the comment section below who your favorite is. God bless, Jesus is King.

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