Mustard Tree Ministries exists to eradicate homelessness and poverty one life, one community at a time by empowering individuals to create a better life through community in the presence of Christ through sustainable farming and community based programs and services. We are always looking for businesses, organizations, groups and individuals who like us, love building relationships to create change for the poor in our community and around the world. In the past seven years we have helped over 300 people get off the street and reconnected with God, family, and the community.
Who We Are
Mustard Tree Ministries, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) faith-based non-profit organization founded in 2003 and governed by a 12-member board of directors. The organization began as an outreach effort involving several people who were concerned about the need to minister to those who live in the poorest parts of Chattanooga as well as those experiencing homelessness. At the beginning, outreach initiatives involved taking meals out into the community and providing socks and blankets to homeless individuals. Over time, this outreach effort evolved into the United Methodist Church appointing Reverend Barry Kidwell to serve at the Forrest Avenue United Methodist Church in Chattanooga, TN.