About Us

Sterling Bank is a Great Community Bank with the structural and cultural impact that is built to last.


On October 14, 2003, a common group of individuals formed
a relationship with an uncommon goal, “Building a Great Community Bank.” We are building for you, with outstanding service, niche products and services and innovative contributions to the community. 


A Sterling History

On October 14, 2003, a common group of individuals formed a relationship with an uncommon goal, Building a Great Community Bank. 

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Our Facilities

Sterling Bank locations now total eleven, including two in St. Louis, MO, one in the Chicago suburb of St. Charles, IL, one in Cape Girardeau, MO, three in Poplar Bluff, MO, and four throughout rural southeast Missouri.

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Board of Directors 

Sterling Bank was introduced on October 19, 2004. The Sterling Bank Board includes Kenneth Poteet, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Scott Spencer, Vice Chairman, Daniel Coffman, James K. (“Ken”) Maddox and Slug Hefner. Brenda Brown is Secretary. 

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