15, 1951, a special group of people, inspired by Ralph Burnett,
met in a room at Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) to establish
a credit union. Those original incorporators were Charles
V. Manes, Edward Hurt, Jr., Leroy Bond, C.V. Milliken, Clifford
J. Smith and Ralph Burnett.
9, 1951, Bison Federal Credit Union opened its doors. The
office was located in Thurmond Hall on the campus of OBU.
The staff consisted of volunteers and the services were limited
to share accounts and fixed rate loans. By December 31, 1951,
the membership had increased to 61 and the total assets were
$4,704.24. After the success of the first nine months, the
credit union never looked back.
years of operation, BFCU has grown to almost 5,000 members
and over $30 million in assets. We also offer a large variety
of services including drive-thru, audio response, ATMs, Individual
Retirement Accounts, Certificates of Deposit, checking accounts,
debit cards and more. Our loan portfolio has also expanded
to encompass all varieties of loans. We have become a full
service financial institution striving to offer the most current
technology without losing our focus of providing the best
service. We will continue to live by our motto of "Serving
you is all we do