Recovery Ministry

Recovering together in Christ


Step Closer has moved online! Due to the “Shelter In Place Order” in our area we will be uploading our teaching videos for Step Closer on YouTube. Check back here each Sunday for a new message. Go to the Step Closer playlist on the PBC YouTube Channel to see previous videos. Join the Step Closer Facebook Group for updates and daily devotionals.

Step Closer 4/5/20 – When to Lay Your Rights Aside – Andy Burnham

Passage: 1 Corinthians 9:1-14
Summary: We live in a culture that is often obsessed with insisting on its rights. And yet, as Paul tells us, there may be times to lay our rights aside. There may be times when it is more important to bless others than it is to insist on our rights–more important to focus on the well-being of others than on what may be most convenient or even best for us. 

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 is not meeting during the shelter in place order. We look forward to when we can meet in the future!

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 Step Closer 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.

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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

                                                                                         March & April 2020


            STEP CLOSER

Mar 11 Cor 7:9-16 Andy Burnham

Mar 8 1 Cor 7:17-31 by Bruce Maez

Mar 15 1 Cor 7:32-40  by Andy Burnham

Mar 221 Cor 8:1-13 by Dave Thorne

Mar 29 1 Cor 9:1-14 by Andy Burnham

Apr 5 – “Heroes of our Faith” (Barnabus) by Julie Chin

Apr 12 – Easter Message – by Jeff Louie     


Apr 19 – 1 Co 9:15-27 by Andy Burnham

Apr 26 – 1 Co 10:1-13 by Bruce Maez 


              R & R

Mar 6 – Speaker: Joby Martin                                                                              Music by Johnny Maussen

Mar 13 – MOVIE NIGHT                                                                                           Featuring: “OVERCOMER”

Mar 20 – Speaker: Jeff Wallach                                                                              Music by Joann Chang        

Mar 27 – Speaker: Kevin Bost                                                                                 Music by Brian O’Neill

Apr 3 – “BODY LIFE” by Ed Woodhall & Bruce Maez                                           Music by Child of Mercy                                   

Apr 10 – Speaker: Paul Wagner                                                                              Music by Tobey Hall

Apr 17 Speaker: Andy Burnham                                                                          Music by Chris Bohrman

Apr 24 – Speaker: Darryl Pearson                                                                          Music by Surrender



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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