Our Vision:

Planters Bank will be The Best Community Bank for Middle Georgia.

Our Mission:

Planters Bank will deliver Exceptional Services, Returns, and Opportunities for our Customers, Team Mates, and Shareholders.

Our Core Values:

  • We will treat every member of our team with Respect without regard to title or position.
  • We will practice Servant Leadership and a sense of Stewardship.
  • We will encourage our team mates, in the spirit of a “No Surprises" environment, to speak honestly and openly about the good and not so good and bring Solutions to problems and concerns.
  • We will make Compensation meet the dual test of internal fairness and external competitiveness.
  • When Sacrifice is required, it will start at the top.
  • We will Stay Focused on the things we do well with a spirit of disciplined entrepreneurship.
  • Our values and operating principles must be written on our hearts.
  • We will be Accountable, Fair, Responsible and exhibit a sense of Ownership.
  • We will honor the resources and needs entrusted to us by our Shareholders, Team Mates, and Customers and seek to balance their interests.
  • We will be active in the Communities we serve.

Our Communities:

Decisions are made right here in the communities we serve by people who live, work and play here. Planters Bank team members are personally involved in giving back to the community in all sorts of ways. We coach youth sports, teach Sunday School, lead civic organizations, run 5ks in support of local charities, participate in festivals and events...our volunteerism is incredibly diverse and widespread. The common thread is our shared gratitude for what we've been given and our commitment to pay it forward. We appreciate the support of you, our customer, with these various projects. Without your support with toy drives, purchases of baked items and tickets for drawings, these projects would not have been possible. Thank you for your continued support in helping us give back to our communities.

money

46,000+

Dollars contributed back to our communities annually

store

142+

Local organizations supported annually in our communities

time

5,000+

Hours of volunteerism worked annually in our communities

Our Team:

Our leadership team is made up of experienced and local professionals ready to get to know you, your family, and your business. We use a dedicated approach to become not simply your bank, but your partner.

Over the 125+ years, we’ve been in service, we’ve seen just about everything – and we can’t wait to talk with you about what you’re doing next.


Leadership Teams

Leadership
Mike Phillips
Chief Executive Officer
CMA, CTP, CRP, CFM, CICA
Eli Tinsley
President, Chief Banking Officer
NMLS# 555992

Boards of Directors

  • Planters First Bancorp Board of Directors
    • Robert F. Way
      Planters First Bancorp
      Board Chairman and President

    • Dr. Johnny Bembry
      Board Vice-Chairman
      Bembry Vet Clinic
      Owner/Veterinarian

    • Elizabeth Chandler
      Board Director
      Georgia Bankers Association
      Government Relations, SVP

    • J. Daniel Speight
      Board Director
      Planters First Bancorp, CEO

    • Michael Phillips
      Board Director
      Planters Bank, CEO

    • Tommy Thompson
      Board Director
      Central GA Appraisals
      Owner /Appraiser

    • John Way
      Board Director

    • Ramsey Way, Jr.
      Board Director

    • Cole Woodroof
      Board Director


    • Sam A. Way
      Director/Emeritus

    • Ramsey Way, Sr.
      Director/Emeritus

  • Planters Bank Board of Directors
    • John Way
      Planters Bank
      Board Chairman

    • Ramsey Way, Jr.
      Board Vice-Chairman

    • Cole Woodroof
      Board Vice-Chairman

    • Michael Phillips
      Board Director
      Planters Bank, CEO

    • Dr. Johnny Bembry
      Board Director
      Bembry Vet Clinic
      Owner/Veterinarian

    • Elizabeth Chandler
      Board Director
      Georgia Bankers Association
      Government Relations, SVP

    • J. Daniel Speight
      Board Director
      Planters First Bancorp, CEO

    • Tommy Thompson
      Board Director
      Central GA Appraisals
      Owner /Appraiser


    • Thomas R. Coody
      Board Advisory Director