Pilgrim Bank – Charlotte Brewer
Contact: Charlotte Brewer
Fax: (940) 763-2200
our vision statement..
To honor God and be good stewards by being a World Class financial services company dedicated to attracting customers and developing lasting relationships with each one.
our legacy begins…
Pilgrim Bank was originally chartered as First Guaranty State Bank of Pittsburg, in Camp County, Texas on April 11, 1911, with total assets of $83 thousand. The bank became First State Bank in 1925 and purchased the First National Bank of Newsome the following year. Surviving World War I, the stock market crash and The Great Depression, the bank stood strong at $360 thousand in assets in December 1939.
the franchise grows…
Downtown Pittsburg remained the home of this small community bank as many men and women served their country during World War II. The war ended in 1945 and a small egg and poultry business, Pilgrim’s Pride, in neighboring Pine, Texas, began to grow… In 1969, Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim purchased the bank, becoming Chairman of the Board. As the poultry company and northeast Texas communities grew, so did the bank. The first 24- Hour Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) in Camp County was installed at the newly remodeled bank downtown, boasting five motor bank lanes, one commercial lane and a walk-up window in the motor bank lobby. By 1984, assets had exceeded $41 million.
NETEX Bancorporation, a one-bank holding company, was established in 1993 and acquired 100% ownership of First State Bank. With approximately 100 shareholders in the holding company, Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim was and remains the principal shareholder. The First State Bank name was changed to Pilgrim Bank in March 1997, breaking away from the traditional generic names in the banking industry. A milestone for the bank was reached in June 1997, when Pilgrim Bank built and opened its first branch located in neighboring Mt. Pleasant, Texas.
a century of history in the making…
A legacy 3 story building was completed in 1998 in Mt. Pleasant, becoming the corporate headquarters for the 7 branch company. Pilgrim Bank centers dot the Texas landscape with locations in 5 county seats across this great state. From the Piney Woods of Northeast Texas in the towns of Pittsburg, Mt. Pleasant and Sulphur Springs, to the West Texas towns of Wellington and Clarendon, every banking center has a personality of its own. Each has been designed with the community, customers and their lifestyles in mind… From hitching posts at Clarendon, saluting a time honored way of life in the panhandle, to the very cool stop downtown Pittsburg inside our Cyber Café. Customers can grab a cup of java and check their email and surf the Internet on our Café computers or step around the corner to our tranquil water feature. And while you’re there, you’ll want to walk across the street and sign the guest book inside the magnificent Prayer Tower at Witness Park – a favorite place for weddings! Or bring your kids with you to our Mt. Pleasant south location and let them watch a movie inside our KIDZ Bank while you chat with your banker. Our “Personality-Plus!” bankers at Brookshire’s grocery store just make banking fun! This is our newest banking center and we always have something going on that’s “outside the box”! So, no need to make an extra trip to the bank, just “Bank where you Shop” on your next milk and bread run. And, enjoy Summer-Fun Theme Weeks with us or simply enjoy the convenience of having a banking center that stays open until 7PM on weekdays, the latest banking hours in the county…
a name you trust…
NETEX Bankcorporation became Pilgrim Bancorporation in April 2008. Pilgrim Bank continues to travel the road that we have paved with integrity and trustworthiness, standing the test of time. We have built and strengthened relationships by consistently delivering excellent service, personal customer support and providing cutting edge technology that is always relevant to the times we live in. Whether you come to one of our banking centers to visit your banker, bank from the convenience of your home or on the road via the Internet or phone, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook… you can stay linked in to personal service, relevant products and financial expertise – delivered to you any way that fits your lifestyle.