Sydney Held

First Baptist Church Opelika, Alabama
Collegiate/University Missionary
Opelika-Auburn Alabama
First Baptist Church Opelika
December 14

About My Family

I am from Birmingham, Ala., and a graduate of Auburn University as of May 2019, where I earned my bachelor of liberal arts degree in public relations. I learned and grew so much not only through my courses, but also through spending a summer overseas, interning in children's ministry at First Baptist Opelika (FBCO), being in biblical community and so much more. I'm so thankful for the work the Lord has done in my life during my time as a student at Auburn and how it has prepared me to step into my role in the college ministry at FBCO in this upcoming year.

About My Ministry

In the past few months, the Lord has continued to bring to mind an opportunity with First Baptist Church of Opelika, the ministry I’ve been a part of for almost four years now. In short, the purpose of my position at FBCO is to walk alongside other believers as they reach UP in their relationship with God, IN with community and OUT in missional living, striving to love and reach the other 19,000 students at Auburn University who don’t have a relationship with Christ. My time in college has shifted what my walk with Christ looks like. It has changed everything about the way I view others, community and the church. It has revealed new aspects of the Lord to me I never knew before coming to Auburn. This ministry isn’t perfect, but it is something I so strongly believe in and am honored to continue to be part of.

Support Sydney Held

This contribution is made with the understanding that The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Inc. has complete discretion and control over the use of the donated funds.


That the students of First Baptist Opelika would grow and learn to seek and trust the Lord in order to glorify His name during their time at Auburn. That the FBO college ministry staff would not hinder but facilitate this growth in the students both at FBO and on Auburn's campus. To love those who know the Lord well and to be deeply burdened for those who don't yet. That the Lord would reveal himself to the 19,000 students at Auburn who don't know Him.


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Fund ID: H4620A-Held,Sydney