About Us


Our mission is to provide Biblical guidance, teaching, and support to those in need through the power of Jesus Christ.


Our vision is to equip, educate, and empower people to disciple others for the kingdom of God.


Desert Streams was founded by Dr. J David Aycock and Courtnay Aycock, MA in 2014. David is an Optometrist & owner of Aycock Eye Associates in Monroe, NC.  Courtnay is in full time ministry at Desert Streams. Courtnay and David lead Marriage Conferences, Retreats, and Bible Studies both at Desert Streams, for churches, and online.

Courtnay is passionate about helping women apply practical, Biblical advice to everyday challenges. She draws from her own testimony of grace and redemption to serve as an encouragement to others of God’s power and mercy. She continues to write and teach various workshops and groups, provides Pastoral guidance, and enjoys writing her blog at dsministry.com/blog.

Courtnay has her Bachelor’s Degree from Wingate University in Human Services & her Master’s Degree in Human Services with a concentration in Marriage and Family from Liberty University. Courtnay is Board Certified as a Christian and Pastoral Counselor with the American Association of Christian Counselors.

They are blessed with a daughter, a son-in-law, and a son ( who has given us a grand-puppy),  as well as one perfectly adorable grandson.