About Us


Christian Renewal Association was founded by Rita and Rev. Dennis Bennett in 1968 to promote Charismatic Renewal interdenominationally worldwide, and to train people in Rita’s renowned inner healing Ministry ‘Emotionally Free’. Together they travelled and ministered across denominations internationally and wrote many wonderful books and articles which are still available to read in our CRA Archives. Dennis passed away in 1991 and Rita more recently in May of 2021. Diana Ingle, founder of CRA New Zealand has been appointed by the Board as Rita’s successor as International President and CEO of CRA Inc as of April 2021. Our vision is to grow this wonderful ministry worldwide by networking with individuals and ministries who have a heart to see God’s people restored and empowered to fulfill their individual and communal God given purpose as children of God.


Our Legacy

Learn more about our founders and the history of our ministry

Rita Bennett

Co-Founder

Rev. Dennis J. Bennett

Co-Founder

History of CRA

Our Ministry Through The Years