Contact Rita Bennett Ministries and Christian Renewal Association Inc.
P.O. Box 576, Edmonds, Washington 98020, USA
Tel: 425-775-2965 EmotionallyFree.org
Dr. Rita Bennett lives in Edmonds, Washington. Her home is flanked by mountain ranges: the Olympic Mountains seen from her western window, the Cascade Mountains to the east, Mount Rainier to the south, and Mount Baker to the north. It is no wonder that one of her favorite scriptures is: "I will lift up my eyes to the hills. From where will my strength come? My strength comes from the Lord who made Heaven and earth" (Psalms 121:1,2 KJV MOD).
Rita, widow of The Rev. Dr. Dennis J. Bennett, has served as President and CEO of Christian Renewal Association Inc. (CRA) since Father Bennett's passing in 1991. Rita and Dennis married in 1966. In 1970 she assisted him in writing his first book Nine O'clock in the Morning. It was eventually published in 14 languages. Dennis and Rita had 25 fruitful years of marriage and ministry in nine nations, including many states in North America. They were a writing and traveling, empowering and healing team.
Rita had begun an Inner (soul) Healing ministry in 1976. When Dennis retired from church leadership in 1981, their ministries migrated to Edmonds. An update on Dr. Bennett shows her continuing leadership in the organization they had begun in 1968--CRA Inc.
Rita has written twelve books on four major topics:
- the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit
- exciting stories and biblical proof of Heaven
- finding wholeness through the Lord's Prayer, and
- transformation of one's soul through Healing Prayer
What surfaced as the most needed ministry is "Emotional Healing through prayer and biblical counsel."
Rita says, "My life is on 'Route 66' to study the entire Bible indepth during my lifetime." She would like us all to get on this Bible Study Road.
The Emotionally Free Courses, developed from her book, You Can Be Emotionally Free, are being taught in East and South Africa, New Zealand, and hopefully soon in Asian countries.
Following her third trip to Israel in 2005, the Holy Spirit uniquely guided Rita to go back to the University to study for her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. The third candlestick of the Menorah is "Counsel" and that is God's calling to her personally (Isaiah 11:1,2). Rita is a counselor, teacher, and servant leader who for years has worked full-time as a volunteer in her own organization.
In May 2012, Rita was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from Oral Robert's University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was also blessed and greatly honored to receiving a Doctor of Divinity degree on behalf of Dennis, posthumously.
"There are many good ways to serve God with one's life," says Rita, "and this is mine."