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Little Rock Mayor names Caleb Walker to city’s Food Deserts Task Force. (Jan. 26, 2023)

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Meet Caleb Walker, Branch Manager

What attracted you to Southern Bancorp?

Our mission to be “Wealth Builders for Everyone.” Southern really exemplifies a “what can I do for you” mentality, which is not common in the banking world. Our mission isn’t just something we write on a piece of paper, it’s what we actually do for people – from creating jobs to helping people save to opening doors to homeownership.

What makes this community special?

Even though there is plenty of room for improvement in this area, it remains a very special place. It is historic, it is proud, and it is filled with untapped potential. I’m from this community, so I know that one of the many things holding that potential back is that it has, unfortunately, too often been neglected and overlooked, especially by the financial world. That’s why it’s important for us to be here. 

What would you say to someone in this community who has never heard of Southern Bancorp?

We don’t just want to come in here to Little Rock to be another bank. We want to be your financial partner for life to improve your financial position, to help build your credit, to help you save for a rainy day or retirement, and, perhaps most importantly, to give you the confidence of knowing that you shouldn’t have to live paycheck to paycheck.

Give us a try. If you honor us with your trust, we’ll help you reach financial goals you never thought possible.

Stop by our 12th Street Little Rock Branch to get a free copy of your credit report from and review it with a friendly Southern Bancorp employee.

12th Street Station
3999 W 12th St, Ste 120
Little Rock, Arkansas

Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

(501) 406-6000

Bringing mission-focused banking to Little Rock’s 12th Street Corridor

For too long, Little Rock’s 12th street corridor and surrounding community has gone without access to a local bank – one that is committed to helping the families and businesses in this community grow and thrive – while operating and employing people in the community. I’m happy to say that in Fall 2022, that is changing!

For more than 30 years, Southern Bancorp has served communities throughout Arkansas and Mississippi – areas that have historically had little access to the tools needed to thrive financially: credit counseling, homebuyer counseling, consumer lending that is driven by a desire to help someone succeed, no matter how long it takes to cross the finish line. This is what we do at Southern Bancorp. We believe that wealth building is for EVERYONE.

We’re also looking for great people who want to join our team. We offer competitive pay, great benefits, and a place to grow your career right alongside us. For more about our positions, check out the job descriptions below.

I’m honored to lead this organization and excited to open our first branch in Little Rock’s 12th Street Station. We have big plans to not only provide services here, but to also be a strong partner to the entire community. This is a community with a bright future, and I’m happy that we’re going to be part of it.

Darrin Williams
Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO

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