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

                                                                                     January & February 2020


            STEP CLOSER

Jan 51 Co 3:18-4:5 Andy Burnham

Jan 12 “Healing Service” by Bruce Maez

Jan 19 1 Co 4:6-13  by Andy Burnham

Jan 261 Co 4:14-21 by Bill Dwyer

Feb 2nd 1 Co 5:1-13 by Andy Burnham

Jan 9 – 1 Co 6:1-11 by TBD


Feb 16 – 1 Co 6:12-20 – by TBD     


Feb 23 – 1 Co 7:1-8 by Andy Burnham


                    R & R

                  HEART OF RECOVERY SERIES

Jan 3 – Speaker: Kelly Knight – Relapse Prevention                                           Music by Tim Moon & the Stars 

Jan 10 – Speaker: Paul & Kris McGuirk – Codependency                                 Music by Surrender

Jan 17 – Speaker: Rick S  – Christian Recovery                                                     Music by Child of Mercy                                                     

Jan 24  Andy Burnham – Spiritual Gifts                                                                 Music by Crimson Blues

Jan 31 – Speaker: Bruce Maez – Accountability                                                 Music by Son House                                                                                                                                                                                   Feb 7 – Speaker: Paul Wagner Loneliness                                                         Music by Chris Bohrman

Feb 14 – Dave Thorne – Healthy Living                                                                Music by Jeffrey Finger

Feb 21 – Speaker: Dyke Scheffler – Gratitude                                                       Music by Bard Sherman

Feb 28 –  – Speaker: Steve Wallace – Music by Isaiah


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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