About Us

About JD Bank

Since 1947, JD Bank has been serving Southwest Louisiana. Through the years we have seen the communities that we serve grow, and we are honored to have the support of our many loyal customers.

We are very knowledgeable about our customers at JD Bank. With that in mind, we want our customers to be as familiar with our organization as we are with them. This section of our website provides our customers with all the information they could need to get to know us better.

Our Community

Giving back to the community is essential, and at JD Bank we proudly support local non-profit organizations. If you would like us to consider your non-profit for donations please read our guidelines and donation form.

Corporate Contribution Guidelines (.pdf)

Corporate Donation Request Form (.pdf)

Mission Statement

At JD Bank, we put our customers first. We strive for excellence by developing and maintaining strong, long-lasting personal relationships with our customers. With our customers in mind, we have designed and provided quality accounts and services to them and their businesses, as well as local government agencies. We staff our facilities with professional, knowledgeable, and caring employees dedicated to outstanding service. You're the reason we're here, and with your help, we plan to be the premiere community bank of Southwest Louisiana.

JD Bank through the Years

1946 - Jeff Davis Bank & Trust Co. was organized. Charter secured from the Office of Financial Institutions on November 8th.

1947 - Frank Gallaugher was hired as Chief Executive Officer on January 1st. Jeff Davis Bank opened for business on March 12th.

1958 - The bank moved to a new facility with a drive-in feature, which was the first in Jefferson Davis Parish.

1967 - The first Lake Arthur branch was opened for business on July 10th.

1974 - Additional Jennings branches were opened on Roberts Avenue and West Division Street.

1986 - The Iowa branch was opened on the corner of Kinney Street and Highway 90.

1987 - A larger Lake Arthur facility was opened on the corner of 4th Street and Arthur Avenue in May.

1990 - The stockholders approved the acquisition of Jeff Davis Bank by Jeff Davis Bancshares, Inc. on September 25th. Jeff Davis Bancshares, Inc. became effective on November 1st.

1992 - The downtown Welsh branch on South Adams Street was opened. Jeff Davis Bank implemented technological improvements throughout our operations enhancing the quality of customer service.

1995 - Construction of the Kinder branch was completed in April. Jeff Davis Bank opened offices in the Greater Lake Charles area on August 4th.

1997 - The Sulphur branch was opened.

1999 - The corporate office on Elton Road in Jennings was opened. The Lake Charles branch on Nelson Road was opened in October.

2003 - The Hwy 14 office opened in Lake Charles. This is the seventh office opened in Calcasieu Parish.

2005 - Carlyss opened in a temporary location while the permanent location was built next door.

2006 - The permanent office in Carlyss opened.

2008 - The Sulphur and Kinder offices were remodeled and expanded.

2009 - Remodeling of the Jennings office was completed in December.

2011 - Both Loan Services and Kirby offices finished their remodeling projects. The Moss Bluff office was also renovated in late 2011.

2012 - Ground was broken on the Big Lake and Morganfield branches in November. The acquisition of Guaranty Bank (Mamou, La) was finalized in December. Branches were opened in Eunice, Mamou, Vidrine and Ville Platte.

2013 - In June, Jeff Davis Bank & Trust Company officially changed its name to JD Bank. In July, the Morganfield and Big Lake offices opened for business.

2014 - In June, a loan production office was opened in Lafayette, with plans to open full service branches in Opelousas, Lafayette and New Iberia. The Westlake branch was also opened in June.

2015 - In January, a loan production office was opened in Opelousas. In February, full service offices were opened in Lafayette and New Iberia. JD Bank now has 24 offices throughout SWLA and Acadiana.