Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Cook Kevin Earl

(Last) (First) (Middle)
7701 E. KELLOGG, SUITE 300


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Class A Common Stock 18,000 I By Kevin E. Cook Trust
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
Exhibit List Exhibit 24 - Power of Attorney
/s/ Eric R. Newell, attorney-in-fact 05/07/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
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                               Power of Attorney

     Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and
appoints each of Brad S. Elliott, Eric R. Newell and Brett A. Reber, signing
singly, the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:

     (1)   prepare, execute in the undersigned's name and on the undersigned's
           behalf, and submit to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
           (the "SEC") a Form ID, including amendments thereto, and any other
           documents necessary or appropriate to obtain codes and passwords
           enabling the undersigned to make electronic filings with the SEC of
           reports required by Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of
           1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), and the rules and regulations

     (2)   execute for and on behalf of the undersigned Forms 3, 4 and 5
           (including amendments thereto) in accordance with Section 16(a) of
           the Exchange, and the rules and regulations thereunder;

     (3)   do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned
           that may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such
           Form 3, 4 or 5, complete and execute any amendment or amendments
           thereto, file that Form with the SEC and any stock exchange or
           similar authority, and provide a copy as required by law or advisable
           to such persons as the attorney-in- fact deems appropriate; and

     (4)   take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the
           foregoing that, in the opinion of the attorney-in-fact, may be of
           benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required of the
           undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by the
           attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power
           of Attorney will be in such form and will contain such terms and
           conditions as the attorney-in- fact may approve in the attorney-in-
           fact's discretion.

     The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and
authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite,
necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers
herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or
could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that the attorney-in-fact, or the attorney-
in-fact's substitute or substitutes, will lawfully do or cause to be done by
virtue of this Power of Attorney and the rights and powers herein granted.  The
undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, and their
substitutes, in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are
not assuming, nor is Equity Bancshares, Inc., any of the undersigned's
responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Exchange Act.

     The undersigned agrees that each such attorney-in-fact may rely entirely on
information furnished orally or in writing by or at the direction of the
undersigned to the attorney-in-fact.  The undersigned also agrees to indemnify
and hold harmless Equity Bancshares, Inc. and each such attorney-in-fact against
any losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in these respects) that
arise out of or are based upon any untrue statements or omissions of necessary
facts in the information provided by or at the direction of the undersigned, or
upon the lack of timeliness in the delivery of information by or at the
direction of the undersigned, to that attorney-in-fact for purposes of
executing, acknowledging, delivering or filing any Form 3, 4 or 5 (including any
amendment thereto) and agrees to reimburse Equity Bancshares, Inc. and the
attorney-in-fact on demand for any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred
in connection with investigating or defending against any such loss, claim,
damage, liability or action.

     This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the
undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4 and 5 with respect to the
undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued by Equity
Bancshares, Inc., unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing
delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be
executed as of the date written below.

                                        /s/ Kevin E. Cook

                                        Kevin E. Cook
                                        Print Name

                                        April 29, 2021