Recovery Ministry

Recovering together in Christ


ONLINE: Our R & R and Step Closer services have moved online. Check back here on Fridays and Sundays for worship and a new message. Go to the Recovery Playlist on the PBC YouTube channel to see previous Recovery videos. Join the Step Closer Facebook Group for updates and daily devotionals. 

IN-PERSON: Outdoor Step Closer will be on Sundays at 9:00am in the PBC parking lot. There will be music, teaching and sharing. Wear a mask and, if possible, bring your own chair. Social distancing is required. 

BEFORE YOU LEAVE: If you or anyone in your household is sick with cold-like symptoms or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please join us online instead.

You can also sit in your car and the service will be broadcast on FM radio. Check the Step Closer Facebook Group for updates.


Premieres Friday at 7pm

His Story

Bruce Maez – November 27, 2020

Welcome to R&R! This is our weekly Friday Service for our Recovery Ministry. Join us for a time of praise, worship, and teaching. Message by Bruce Maez. Music by Bluedog.

**Watch on the YouTube Recovery Playlist on your phone or computer to join the Live Chat.**


Published Sunday at 8:45am

Paul’s Hardships

Andy Burnham – November 29, 2020

Video available at 8:45am on Sunday. Click image to go to video.

Welcome to Step Closer! Check back here on Sunday mornings at 8:45am for a recording of our outdoor in-person Step Closer Recovery Service. Join us for a morning of worship celebrating our new life in Christ! Message by Andy Burnham. Music by The Step Closer Band. **Watch on the YouTube Recovery Playlist on your phone or computer.**

carryING love and hope to others by first acknowledging the love and hope we have received


PBC’s R&R (Recovery and Renewal) celebration is the weekly outreach of our Recovery Community. In the Fellowship Hall Every Friday evening 7-9:00pm  (including holidays!) Experience a time of praise, worship, teaching, and community. Come and join us in the celebration at R&R!

PLEASE NOTE:  R & R has moved online during the shelter in place order. Go to the Recovery Playlist on the PBC YouTube Channel to watch current and previous messages.

Step Closer

Step Closer is a joyful Sunday morning gathering celebrating our recovery, freedom, and new life in Christ! We worship through singing, prayer, and teaching, and we experience a rich sense of community through fellowship and sharing. We meet on Sunday mornings from 8:55 – 10:25 am in the Upper Room.

PLEASE NOTE:  Step Closer has moved online during the shelter in place order. Go to the Recovery Playlist on the PBC YouTube Channel to watch current and previous messages.


Our Brother’s Home (OBH) is a non-profit Christian organization affiliated with the Recovery Ministry at Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto. OBH, which first opened in 2009, provides transitional housing for up to two years for men who have been struggling with drugs, alcohol, and a variety of other issues.

[email protected]

PO Box 1581
Mountain View, CA 94042

Recovery Ministry

We seek to provide a place to help develop a foundation for your life by using the 12-step recovery principles and biblical teaching as a tool for developing an intimate relationship with God, thus allowing us to depend upon His power and faithfulness.

“Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Upcoming Schedule

                                                                                              OCTOBER 2020


 (Virtual & In Person) STEP CLOSER 

Oct 4 2 Co 3:7-11Dave Thorne

Oct 11 2 Co 3:12-18 by Andy Burnham

Oct 18 2 Co 4:1-6 by Eric Soderberg

Oct 252 Co 4:7-12 by Andy Burnham


        (VIRTUAL) R&R

Oct 2 – Speaker: Paul McGuirk                                                                             Music by Surrender

Oct 9Speaker: Steve Zeisler                                                                              Music by Jeffrey Finger

Oct 16 Speaker:  Bruce Maez                                                               Music by Wishes Were Fishes (Chris Bohrman)

Oct 23 – Speaker: Andy Burnham                                                                          Music by Crimson Blues

Oct 30 – Speaker: Dave Thorne                                                                             Music by Joann Chang                                


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Recovery Library

Click here for messages from Step Closer and Heart of Recovery.

Contact Us

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R&R Meals

Would you like to help cook for the Recovery Ministry? We need volunteers the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, anytime between 1–5pm (or whenever done). Cooking is done at First Congregational Church (Palo Alto) and then transported to PBC for serving at R&R on Friday evening.


Andy Burnham

Andy Burnham

Recovery Pastor, Elder

Andy has been at PBC since 1988 and has been an elder since 2001, as well as the recovery pastor since 2006. Andy, and his wife Brigitte, have three grown children and four grandchildren

Email: [email protected]

Bruce Maez

Bruce Maez

Recovery Ministry Director

Bruce came to PBC in 2004 and has been involved in many aspects of the recovery community as a volunteer. He came on staff at PBC in February of 2018. Bruce and his wife Lucy, were married in 2012 and both love to serve the people at PBC.

Email: [email protected]

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:1