History and Mission


In the late 1990s, a group of Iberia Parish business leaders recognized the need of creating a financial institution that would serve the unique needs of the local community. On May 10, 1999, they founded a bank, employing 12 local veteran bankers with a philosophy of superlative service.

From modest beginnings in a modular banking facility that housed both retail delivery and back office operations to present-day eight bank branches, we are 100 plus employees strong and growing. Our business model of offering competitive banking products, investing in technology to provide fast and secure access to your money, and local decision-making by seasoned lenders has created an ideal banking environment to meet the demands of local communities. As the bank continues to grow and expand in neighboring parishes, excellence in customer service will always be our primary goal.

Mission Statement

Community First Bank resolves to be a high performance company by attracting customers with competitive products but retaining them by far exceeding their service expectations. We will provide our Bankers with an enriching and fulfilling environment in order to create added value for long term customer relationships and to be active supporters of communities we service.

This foundation of service to our customers and our community will reward us with solid financial performance, whereby providing a strong return to our Stockholders.