Some different Christian bands include Jars of Clay and P.O.D. Though Christian faith is central to both bands, they each found substantial mainstream success, attracting many secular fans in addition to Christians.
Jars of Clay achieved unprecedented success in the 1990s with their hit single “Flood,” winning platinum sales and finding their videos airing on MTV. The group’s jangly alternative sound fit in with the prevailing trends of the decade, and the group opened the door for other popular Christian groups, including Creed and P.O.D.
Southern California band P.O.D. came from a diverse, working class neighborhood, and the group’s music reflects their roots, containing a mixture of punk, hip hop, Latin and reggae. The group’s early albums and relentless touring caught the attention of Atlantic Records, who signed P.O.D. in 1999.