Mustard Tree Missions (MTM) was founded and is directed by Rick Burton of Meridian, MS. He has been active in leadership in local churches for many years and was also a youth leader for several years.
It was his
involvement with the youth ministry of his
church which first led him to start taking mission trips to Venezuela.
Originally from the Pittsburgh, PA area, Rick moved south almost 40 years ago and began a career as an insurance agent.
After owning his
own agency for many years, God led him to sell it in order to give more time to missions.
wife, Lokey, live in Meridian, MS where he
oversees the Mustard Tree Home Center
, Mustard Tree Downtown store, and the Mustard Tree Food Pantry.
and Lokey attend Life Church Meridian.
is ordained by Liberty Fellowship
of Churches and Ministers.