The bank was opened in August, 1963 with the name First National Bank of Turley, by a group of investors that included John A. Smith. Mr. Smith saw the need in the community to have a local bank and almost fifty years later, the Smith family continues to serve the local community. In 1991, the bank became a state charter bank and changed its name to First Bank of Turley. The Bank decided to seek opportunities in other communities that could use a locally owned and operated bank so the name was changed to Freedom Bank of Oklahoma in 2004.
To keep up with the current trends in the banking industry and to continue to provide top notch community banking services, the Smith family sold the bank to Capital Bank Holdings, which consists of 80 plus local Tulsa area shareholders. The management group that helped raise the capital to take the Bank to new levels had the same vision to meet the needs of the local community with focus on the small business owner. Everyone preaches service, but with local management that has been in the community for years, a local board, and local ownership; we are set up to provide that great service in a timely and efficient manner.
Capital at the speed of business is not something that all banks can offer, and many can’t do it while building relationships at the same time. With that in mind, the Bank changed its name to Oklahoma Capital Bank in 2016. With the expansion to the South Tulsa area, we can now cover the entire community. We will never have all the branches the Big Banks do, but you will always get the hometown service you are looking for, with quick decisions and banking relationships that will last.