A word from our founders.

We are very excited about our partnership with Southeastern University, which is in the top top 3% of the fastest-growing private universities in the U.S (according to The Chronicle of Higher Education". Since the beginning of Hope City, Angela and I have felt a passion and calling to establish a high quality, Jesus centered, and mission focused educational institution for our church and community. We are elated to see this vision become a reality as an extenstion site of Southeastern University. At SEU at Hope City we will see the next generation of leaders educated, trained, and placed in key roles in ministry and the marketplace as ambassadors for Jesus. These are great days that we live in! 

Pastor Q and Angela

Hope City is an Extension Site of SEU

Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida partners with Hope City Church to host an instructional site on the church campus. Southeastern University offers excellent college education for an affordable price. With regional accreditation,* Southeastern University is well established and proud to offer students opportunities to discover their divine design.


You have been given a design that is unique to you by God. Our emphasis on your individual development sets SEU at Hope City apart from other training institutions. You will discover and hone your passions, skills, gifts, aptitudes and experiences to prepare you to fulfill your calling.


SEU at Hope City has designed to develop to help you maximize your full potential. In classroom you will gain the academic instruction to develop your mind, through leadership development and spiritual formation you will develop your heart and with hands on ministry training you will develop the real skills you'll need to excel in your calling.


Being fully equipped, in every way you will be prepared to step into the career field and ministry calling that God created you for with confidence, excellence and experiences that will make you a leader in your field. God has paced you here for a purpose and we are here to help you fulfill that calling!

Meet our Site Director

Dustin Cox is the Executive Pastor of Education and Outreach at Hope City and serves on the Executive Leadership Team.  As a result of over 20 years of ministry experience through serving in many different roles, settings and cultures, Pastor Dustin has a deep and broad understanding of ministry.  After investing four years as a teacher in public education in the Waterloo Community School District, in 2015 Pastor Dustin made the decision to join Pastor Q and Angela in launching weekend services at Hope City Church.  Since that time, he has served on the Business Advisory Team and led numerous ministries within the church.  He is married to Lacey and is the proud dad to five daughters and one son.  In addition to his love of spending time with his wife and kids, he also enjoys the outdoors, traveling to new places and trying exotic foods.  He has a passion to see others discover their purpose and to see them educated and empowered to make a difference. 

Pastor Dustin received his Masters degree in Leisure, Youth and Human Services with a focus in Youth Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science Teaching, both from the University of Northern Iowa.  In addition, Pastor Dustin is a licensed Assemblies of God minister.




Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Students must be admitted by Southeastern University and enrolled in university courses to receive the benefits of regional accreditation.