About

About First Farmers

First Farmers State Bank is an employee owned and customer focused full-service community bank with three convenient locations in Bloomington, Delavan and Minier, IL.

History

Serving You Since 1875

The story of First Farmers State Bank dates back to 1875. N.P. Williams, J.E. Railsback, J.F. Quigg and R.J. Mitchell purchased land and constructed a building on First Farmers State Bank’s current location in Minier, Illinois. It opened its doors for business under the name Williams, Railsback and Co. Bank of Minier with Quigg as its Cashier and Mitchell as the Assistant Cashier.

Ten years later, Quigg purchased Williams’ interest, and we became known as the Minier Bank of Quigg, Railsback and Co. In 1906, we became Farmers State Bank of Minier, and in 1975, we became First Farmers State Bank of Minier.

As we strengthened the services we offered customers and continued to establish ourselves as part of the Central Illinois community, we continued to grow. In 1994, we opened our first branch in Delavan, Illinois. Two years later in 1996, we purchased and began using the former Commerce Bank branch building at 301 Locust Street in Delavan.

We changed our name one last time in 2002, dropping “Minier” from the name, becoming simply First Farmers State Bank to better serve all of our communities.

In 2005, we expanded into the Bloomington-Normal community and operated out of a temporary facility until our permanent Bloomington branch location opened in 2006 at 4001 G.E. Road.

A Bank That Grows with You

Employee owned and customer focused, we have delivered stable, secure banking, and have actively supported our Central Illinois communities for more than 140 years.

Although “Farmers” is in our name—and we proudly continue serving local producers—we are a full-service community bank with products and services for all individuals and businesses.

Our friendly and knowledgeable team is honored to serve you!

Meet Our Team

Brian Schroeder

Brian Schroeder

President; CEO
309-392-2623

Alisa Lancaster

Alisa Lancaster

Executive Vice President
309-392-2623

Jeff Woodard

Jeff Woodard

Senior Vice President; Senior Lender
NMLS #491763
309-392-2623

Brenda Henderson

Brenda Henderson

Vice President; Compliance Officer; BSA Officer
309-392-2623

Steve Timmermann

Steve Timmermann

Vice President
NMLS #498696
309-663-6200

Joe Conroy

Joe Conroy

Vice President; Assistant Trust Officer
NMLS #494801
309-392-2623

Matt Allen

Matt Allen

Assistant Vice President
NMLS #493894
309-244-9277

Al Holderly

Alan Holderly

Controller; Assistant Vice President; Assistant Trust Officer
309-392-2623

Becki Lanzara

Becki Lanzara

Assistant Vice President; Branch Manager
NMLS #512383
309-244-9277

Brian Davis

Brian Davis

Business Development Lending Officer; Branch Manager
NMLS #1168366
309-663-6200

T J Carter

T.J. Carter

Mortgage Loan Officer
NMLS #1632964
309-663-6200

Amy Crump

Amy Crump

Operations Officer
309-392-2623

Jeff Bressner

Jeff Bressner

Financial Advisor; Business Development Officer
309-663-6200

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