Recovery Ministry

Recovering together in Christ


As we shelter in place 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. 


Premieres Friday at 7pm

Finding God’s Will

Andy Burnham – August 7, 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. Heart of Recovery XII, Week 6. Message by Andy Burnham. Music by Crimson Blues

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


Premieres Sunday at 8:45am

The Resurrection Body

Bruce Maez – August 9, 2020

Welcome to Step Closer! This is our weekly Sunday service for our Recovery Ministry. Join us for a morning of worship celebrating our new life in Christ! Message by Bruce Maez. Music by The Step Closer Band. **Watch on the YouTube Recovery Playlist on your phone or computer to join the Live Chat.**

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

                                                                                            MAY & JUNE 2020



May 17 – 1 Co 11:1-16 – Andy Burnham

May 24 1 Co 11:17-34 by Eric Soderberg

May 31 *** Zoom Recovery Retreat ***

June 7 – 1 Co 12:1-13 by Andy Burnham

June 14 – 1 Co 12:14-30 by Bruce Maez

June 21 – 1 Co 12:31-13:13 by Andy Burnham

June 28 – 1 Co 14:1-12 – by TBD     


        (VIRTUAL) R&R

May 15 – Speaker: Paul Wagner                                                                            Music by Phil Taylor/ Blue Dog

May 22 – Speaker: Steve Zeisler                                                                             Music by Bard Sherman

May 29 – Zoom Recovery Retreat                                                                          Music by Tom Schramm 

June 5 – Speaker: Kevin Bost                                                                                 Music by Surrender

June 12 – Speaker: TBD                                                                                             Music by Johnny Mausen                                   

June 19 – Speaker: Andy Burnham                                                                          Music by TBD

June 26 – Speaker: TBD                                                                                             Music by TBD


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Recovery Library

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

Contact Us

Sign up to cook meals for R&R

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