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Pictured is the main branch of Evangeline Bank and Trust Company in Ville Platte. The bank has recently expanded its footprint to Opelousas after previously expanding to Lake Charles. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Evangeline Bank and Trust Company expands to Opelousas

The Evangeline Bank and Trust Company, an independent banking company, in Louisiana, recently opened a new branch in Opelousas. In addition to the corporate office, located in Ville Platte, The Evangeline Bank and Trust Company has locations in Alexandria, Pineville, Crowley, and Lake Charles. The Evangeline Bank and Trust Company can now service customers in the Opelousas market area and plans to expand in an additional market; that will be announced closer to opening. This is the second Evangeline Bank and Trust Company’s location in the southwest market area.
You can find our new Opelousas location at 930 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570.
The Evangeline Bank and Trust Company President and CEO, Randel Chapman, is pleased to announce plans to expand its community banking services to Opelousas and the surrounding community. We wish to offer personal and courteous banking expertise to all individuals and companies in these communities and hope to have a long lasting and meaningful relationship with all our customers.
Mr. Boyd Boudreaux – Southwest Louisiana Regional President said, “I’m excited to bring The Evangeline Bank’s concept of community banking to the greater St. Landry parish area. We have assembled a strong team of local community bankers, led by manager Candace Papillion, and loan executives Kevin Shipp and Elby Derouen, who will have a positive economic impact on this area.”
Boyd Boudreaux, the Southwest Louisiana Regional President, and Candace Papillion, the Opelousas Branch Manager, will be the point of contact for the Opelousas branch. Mr. Boudreaux can be reached at, and Ms. Papillion can be reached at

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145 Court St.
Ville Platte, LA 70586
Phone: 337-363-3939
Fax: 337-363-2841