Sharon Buss, President of Global Outpouring, has served at the headquarters in Engeltal since 1977, where she was mentored and trained by the late Dr. Gwen Shaw (founder of End-Time Handmaidens, Inc.) for “such a time as this.” Sharon has a passion for the Presence of God and endeavors to cultivate it wherever she goes. She has traveled extensively throughout the world ministering God’s Word and leading His people into worship.
Her vision for revival in the nations and bringing in the final end-time harvest should encourage us all to “just obey God” and contend, equip, and engage with our Father’s heart as He pours out His Spirit on all flesh. Sharon has written three books: her life story, Take the Lid Off, a devotional, In Quietness and Confidence, Keys to Overcoming, and Rich Wounds, An Eternal Perspective on Suffering.
Sharon was born in India of missionary parents and was raised in Michigan. As a senior in high school, she was expecting to enter Western Michigan University School of Music to prepare for a career in music, when God stirred her heart to follow Him into full-time commitment as an End-Time Handmaiden. After attending Kingsway Missionary Institute, a Spanish language school in McAllen, Texas, she moved to Engeltal to serve on the headquarters staff in 1977. She has spent the ensuing years learning many of the facets of serving God. Sharon became the Vice President of the ministry in 2006, when Sister Gwen’s beloved husband, Lt. Col. James von Doornum Shaw, U.S.A.F., Ret., who held that office, passed away. Then when Sister Gwen passed away January 13, 2013, Sharon became the President of End-Time Handmaidens and Servants International DBA Global Outpouring.
Philip Buss, Vice President of Global Outpouring, was born and raised in Chicago as a part of a very musical family. He attended the Chicago Conservatory of Music and plays the classical guitar and clarinet. Philip renewed his commitment to the Lord in 1981 and received the Lord’s call into the ministry, becoming a part of the Engeltal Staff that year. He is a songwriter and anointed musician as well the overseer of Engeltal. He has served on the Board of Directors since 1988.
Philip and Sharon were married in July of 1981 and have served in many nations with Sister Gwen Shaw as a support team, doing the background work for meetings, leading worship and singing the songs the Lord gives them. In 1993 and 2000 they led teams of intercessors into the Himalayan nations of Nepal and Tibet to redeem the land and pray for God to pour out His Spirit there. They lead a prayer tour to Israel annually. They also minister in the Word of God. They have two highly anointed cassette tapes: “Rend the Heavens,” a recording of some of their original songs, and “End-Time Handmaidens and Servants Choruses,” a recording of 60 songs and choruses written by Gwen Shaw, Dorothy Buss and several by Philip and Sharon. In 2008, they released a CD called “Giving Holy Praise.” About half of the songs on it are classical/sacred in style and the other half are their own compositions. They joined Claren McQueen in making a beautiful worship CD called “Resting Place” in 2011.