Our Mission & History

Our Mission

Build the most attractive commercial banking franchise in our region from the perspective and positive experience of our customers, our shareholders, our associates and our peers.

Our History


Equity Bancshares, Inc. is formed by Brad S. Elliott, current Chairman/CEO.


Equity Bancshares purchases the National Bank of Andover.


National Bank of Andover changes name to Equity Bank.


Equity Bancshares purchases two Wichita branches of Hillcrest Bank.


Equity Bancshares opens a loan production office in Lee's Summit, Missouri and later purchases a state charter to allow the bank to operate a full service branch in Missouri.


Equity Bancshares merges with Signature Bancshares, Inc. and two of Signature's branches located in the Kansas City metro area begin operating under the Equity Bank banner.


Equity Bancshares acquires Ellis State Bank, adding locations in Hays and Ellis, Kansas. Opens new retail branch in Lee's Summit, Missouri.


Equity Bank opens Kansas City Commercial Loan headquarters in Overland Park, KS (107th & Roe) in February and opens a new retail branch in Overland Park, KS (151st Street) in March.


Equity Bank welcomes customers with the completion of the acquisition of four Topeka locations from Citizens Bank & Trust.


Equity Bancshares acquires First Community Bancshares of Lee’s Summit, Mo., creating a $1.1-billion institution with nearly 30 Equity Bank branches.