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

                                                                                     September & October 2019


            STEP CLOSER

Sept 1 – John 18:28-40 – by Andy Burnham

Sept 8 John 19:1-15 by Rob Schulze

Sept 15 John 19:16-30 by Andy Burnham

Sept 22John 19:31-42 by Bruce Maez

Sept 29 John 20:1-18 by Andy Burnham

Oct 6 – John 20:19-31 by Stuart Van Horne

Oct 13 – John 21:1-14  by TBD


Oct 20 John 21:15-25 by Andy Burnham

Oct 27 – “Heroes of our Faith” by Dave Thorne


R & R

Aug 30 – Speaker: Kase Reis – Music by Child of Mercy


Sept 6 – Speaker: Darryl Pearson – Music by Jeffrey Finger


Sept 13 – Speaker: Kevin Bost  – Music by Fret Not Gospel Band

Sept 20 –  *****MOVIE NIGHT*****

Sept 27 – Speaker: Andy Burnham – Music by Tobey Hall

Oct 4 – Speaker: TBD – Music by Joann Chang

Oct 11 – Speaker: Allen Stewart – Music by Surrender

Oct 18 – Speaker: TBD – Music by Wishes Were Fishes

Oct 25 – Speaker: Bruce Maez – Music by Crimson Blues


01nov6:00 pm03(nov 3)12:00 pmRecovery Retreat 2019 @ Mission Springs Christian Conference Center"The Big Book and the Good Book"6:00 pm - 12:00 pm (3)

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