First National Bank of Kemp first opened its doors in August, 1901, after a group of local farmers, ranchers and businessmen decided to provide much-needed financial services to the community. Through wars, depression, recessions, and plenty of good times, First National Bank of Kemp has been right here, serving and growing with the community. Beginning in the 1920s with Fred Creecy, the bank embarked on three generations during which the Creecy family were the majority owners and operators of the bank. Today, the bank is owned by the Carona family of Dallas, and the future for the bank and the communities it serves is brighter than ever.
When First National Bank of Kemp was formed in 1901, its stated mission was:
"To serve the local community by providing deposit and loan services at a reasonable profit."
Over a century later, much has changed, but at the core our mission remains the same. We are here to serve.