Recovery Ministry

Recovering together in Christ

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!

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.


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

                                                                                             March & April 2019

            STEP CLOSER

May 5 – John 12:27-36a  by Andy Burnham

May 12 – John 12:36b-50 by Bill Dwyer 

May 19 – John 13:1-17 by Andy Burnham

May 26 13:18-30 by Bruce Maez

June 2 John 13:31-38 by Eric Soderberg

June 9 – John 14:1-14 by Dave Thorne

June 16 John 14:15-31 by Andy Burnham

June 23 –  John 15:1-17 by TBD

June 30 John 15:18-27 by TBD

R & R

May 3 – Speaker: Allen Stewart – Music by DCF Ministries

May 10 – Speaker: “Isaiah” – Music by “Isaiah”

May 17 – Movie Night – Unbroken: Path to Redemption

May 24 – Speaker: Andy Burnham – Music by Tobey Hall

May 31 – Speaker: Dave Shearin – Music by Brian O’Neill and Friends

June 7 – Speaker: TBD – Music by Child of Mercy

June 14 – Speaker: Paul Wagner – Music by Phil Taylor and Band

June 21 – Speaker: TBD – Music by Johnny Maussen Band

June 28 – Twelfth Step Night – Speaker: Bruce Maez – Music by Bard Sherman


05jul7:00 pm9:00 pmHeart of RecoveryAn 8-week series focused on practical help for those struggling with addiction7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND  5:00 – 8:00PM


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