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

                                                                                             June & July 2019


            STEP CLOSER

July 7John 16:5-15  by Andy Burnham

July 14John 16:16-33 by Andy Burnham 

July 21 – Church Wide – No Step Closer

July 28 John 17:1-12 by Bruce Maez

Aug 4 John 17:13-26 by TBD

Aug 11John 18:1-11 by Paul Taylor

Aug 18 John 18:12-27 by Andy Burnham

Aug 25 –  Healing Service by TBD



R & R

July 5 – Speaker: Kelly Knight (Service) – Music by Jeffrey Finger

July 12 – Speaker: Rick Soukoulis (Resentments) – Music by Surrender

July 19 – Speaker: Gavin Wolfe (Controlling Our Emotions)  – Music by Tim Moon

July 26 – Speaker: Dave Thorne (The Physical Effects of Drug Use) – Music by Crimson Bluesl

Aug 2 – Speaker: Andy Burnham (Coping with Grief) – Music by Isaiah

Aug 9 – Speaker: Dyke Scheffler (Relapse Prevention)– Music by Johnny Maussen Band

Aug 16 – Speaker: Dave Thorne (The War on Drugs– Music by Wishes were Fishes

Aug 23 – Speaker: Bruce Maez (The Spirituality of the Twelve Steps) – Music by Joann Chang

Aug 30 – Speaker: Kevin Bost?? – Music by Child of Mercy


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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