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 over 50 years ago and began a career as
an insurance agent in Montgomery, AL. After owning his own agency in Mississippi for many years,
God led him to sell it in order to give more time to missions.
Rick is ordained by Global Alliance Network. He and his wife, Lokey, live in Meridian, MS.