About Us

About Us

First Bethany – Your locally owned community bank since 1904

In 1903, a handful of farmers in the southwest Oklahoma County community of Wheatland pooled $10,000 to capitalize a bank to serve themselves and other merchants and farmers in that part of the Oklahoma Territory. Over a century later, after a few name changes and a move a few miles North to Bethany, that same bank is still serving the people and small businesses of Bethany as well as our neighbors in Greater Oklahoma City.

First Bethany Bank & Trust has been owned and managed by the same family since 1967.  Our commitment to customer service with integrity, consistency, and personal attention is the driving culture of First Bethany Bank and it has been the basis of the way we’ve done business for more than a century.  We are proud of our commitment to improve our local communities — a tradition that shows our values in action. From economic development to education, we believe First Bethany is making a difference.

We are honored that in early 2024 we were given the status of “Women’s Depository Institution” (WDI) by the Federal Reserve. Over 58% of our primary shareholders are women* and a significant percentage of our senior management positions are held by women.

First Bethany Bank takes great pride in earning and keeping your business. We know that you have many options for your banking needs, and we are honored to serve you. Banking security and service are our number one priority!  Our team of highly qualified, dedicated bankers is committed to delivering unparalleled service and banking solutions to each and every customer.  We invite you to join us as we enter our second century of service and see what dedicated bankers can do for you!

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*Individual shareholders, not including Joint or Family Trusts.