Our Vision:

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


Our Mission:

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


Our Core Values:

  • Treat Everyone with Respect
  • Create a Culture of Service
  • Sense of Stewardship
  • Open and Honest Communication
  • Challenge Status Quo
  • Lead by Example
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Be a Team Player
  • Be Accountable, Fair, Responsible
  • Expect Excellence
  • Build Relationships that Span Generations

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
Eli Tinsley
President, Chief Executive Officer
NMLS# 555992

Leadership Teams

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

    • Tommy Thompson
      Board Director
      Central GA Appraisals
      Owner /Appraiser

    • John Way
      Board Director

    • Cole Woodroof
      Board Director


    • Sam A. Way
      Director/Emeritus

    • Ramsey Way, Sr.
      Director/Emeritus

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

    • Cole Woodroof
      Board Vice-Chairman

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

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

    • Tommy Thompson
      Board Director
      Central GA Appraisals
      Owner /Appraiser


    • Thomas R. Coody
      Board Advisory Director


Our Communities:

Decisions are made right here in the communities we serve by people who live, work and play here. Planters First 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

50,000+

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