Our Focus

Providing "A Better Way To Bank"

Lamar Bank & Trust Company is a locally owned and operated full-service financial institution located in Lamar, Missouri. LBT is a leader in technology and is known for being one of the first banks in Missouri to offer e-statements. Internet banking and debit cards have been regular products of the bank for years.

LBT specializes in personal loans, small business & agriculture loans, and home mortgage products. Loan officers have a good understanding of the local and regional economy. Loan decisions are made locally which provides for quick loan reviews, timely loan processing, and personal customer service. 

2022 marked the bank's 97th anniversary. The bank strives to promote a community spirit with active involvement in most community events including Relay For Life, Lamar Free Fair, and a host of related programs. LBT is an active member in the Barton County Chamber of Commerce, Barton County Community Development Corporation, Missouri Banker's Association, and the American Banker's Association. 

LBT's motto is "A Better Way To Bank". New account features, new products, experienced staff, community involvement with dollars invested in the local community all depict what the staff of LBT would like to share as part of the community banking spirit. Additionally, the bank offers bus trips and kids club activities.


LBT awarded 5-Star rating for 137th consecutive quarter

Earns distinction of “Best of Bauer Bank”


BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, is proud to announce that Lamar Bank and Trust has once again earned its top (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability. Having earned Bauer’s top (5-Star) rating for 137 consecutive quarters, Lamar Bank and Trust has earned Bauer’s highest designation as a “Best of Bauer Bank”.

Bauer rates every federally-insured U.S. chartered bank with the same strict standards, and is pleased to report that Lamar Bank and Trust continues to outperform its peers. What does it mean when we say, “like having a friend in the banking business?”, muses Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “It means loyalty and dedication. It’s a connection, one that you can rarely find in a big bank. But at Lamar Bank and Trust, it comes naturally. Not to mention”, she continues, “a local bank means local decisions, made by people just like you.”

Established in 1925, Lamar Bank and Trust has been a dedicated banking partner for the community for 98 years. Making connections and supporting this community has been its hallmark since its inception. Being rated 5-Stars by Bauer, the best, most trusted and most convenient place to go for a validated, statistical review of your bank’s financial strength, is the fruit of its labor.

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For additional information about Lamar Bank & Trust Company, please contact one of the following officers listed below:

Patrick O'Neal, President & Chief Executive Officer
NMLS # 484798

John Gilkey, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer
NMLS # 637376

Garry Robinson, Senior Vice President & Springfield Community President
NMLS # 710918

Kent Morey, Senior Vice President 
NMLS # 476675

Brad Williams, Vice President
NMLS # 637545

Erin Harvey, Vice President & Compliance Officer

Reece Lehman, Vice President & Cashier
NMLS # 1528492 

Roman Lehman, Vice President
NMLS # 1263226

John Bary, Assistant Vice President

Carla Barnes, Assistant Vice President
Stacy Bilyeu, Assistant Vice President

Tripp Tucker, Loan Officer/Credit Analyst
NMLS # 2531044