Recovery Ministry

Recovering together in Christ

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

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. Dinner is provided. Come and join us in the celebration at R&R!

PLEASE NOTE:  To watch previous messages online go to the Recovery Playlist on the PBC YouTube Channel.

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:  To watch previous messages online go to the Recovery Playlist on the PBC YouTube Channel.


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.

PO Box 1581
Mountain View, CA 94042

BEFORE YOU LEAVE: Please stay home 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.

Recovery Library

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

Contact Us


Bruce Maez

Bruce Maez

Recovery Pastor

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 and served as the Recovery Director through January 2021. Bruce and his wife Lucy, were married in 2012 and both love to serve the people at PBC.


Dave Thorne

Dave Thorne

Recovery Director

Dave serves as our Recovery Ministry Director and will provide support and leadership in the many facets of the Recovery Ministry. Dave was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and is married to his wonderful wife Joanne. Dave has been a volunteer and leader in the Recovery Ministry for many years and is a great asset to the recovery community.


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

Romans 8:1