Experience ClientFIRST® Banking


Our mission is to provide a unique value to clients and shareholders through a winning team of professional bankers guided by Christian principles.

Corporate Profile

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. was established in 1999 and is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina.  In 2007, the Bank further established its presence in the state of South Carolina by expanding into the Columbia Market and again in 2012 into the Charleston Market.  At Southern First Bancshares we have a clear strategic vision.  That vision is to provide a unique style of banking that drives client growth. Today, more than ever, we strive to serve our clients and shareholders in unequaled and unexpected ways.

At Southern First Bank, WE ARE:

  • Financially STRONG
  • Confident in the FUTURE
  • Serving Our COMMUNITIES
  • Relationship FOCUSED
  • Providing a Unique VALUE
  • Long Term Financial PARTNERS
  • Dedicated to Family VALUES
  • Consistent and Professional BANKERS

Relationship Teams

With nine offices, Southern First executes a unique banking model we call ClientFIRST®.  Our model provides superior client service through relationship team banking.  Every client has a Senior Banker and Client Officer, along with support staff, to provide a consistent team responsible for your entire banking relationship.  This banking model supports client growth and provides an efficient framework to drive financial performance.  Our unique model, dynamic markets, and experienced bank team provide the basis for the continued success of our company.

Community Support

We promote a family culture and proactively support the communities in which we operate.  It is our desire to leave a legacy in the communities where we live, work, and enjoy life.  We are committed by donating our personal time and financial resources.  Through a variety of initiatives, from sponsorship to marketing support, Southern First strives to support community events that enrich and improve the lives of people within our community.  After ten years, we remain dedicated to serving you...our shareholder, client, neighbor and friend.


Client First

Relationship Team member spotlight

Meet Courtney Bolus.

Courtney is a member of our client services team and can help you get the most out of your banking relationship. Email Courtney, visit her at our Charleston Office, or call her at 843-725-5099. Courtney is ready to show you what ClientFIRST® banking means.