The school first came into being from a vision revealed by the Lord to Rev. Dr. William G. Sy, the incumbent founding President. These visions identical to each other came to him three times in succession in one sitting. On a morning of February 1992, he saw magnificent colorful broken glasses in glittering disarray coming from four directions flying all over and zooming in. Then, they arranged themselves on the table taking the form of textbooks of different colors, design and sizes stacked either lying down or standing right side up. Becoming excited, Dr. Sy at first took it to mean as establishing a Bible School. After having shared it with the congregation, he started organizing a teaching staff of formally trained Pastors to train laymen into the ministry.
For two terms, the training center had lasted; the first one in 1992 followed by the second and last batch in 1994. Since then, until the earlier part of 1997, the Bible school did not come to fruition. It was only sometime in March 1997 that a definite revelation from God became clearer to him that God was bidding him to establish an academic school.
With renewed excitement, Dr. Sy shared it again with the congregation on April 27, 1997. He put up the first seed of faith of One Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 100,000.00) on May 25 of the same year.
Alongside it, he started engaging professional services of the people concerned from the Consultant to the Principal down to the entire teaching staff of ten faculty members.
In 2004, UCA became DepEd Recognized for Nursery & Kindergarten and Elementary Course. On the next year, UCA achieved the DepEd recognition for Complete Secondary Course. UCA is continuously giving a quality education and a K-12 Curriculum ready. In 2015, DepEd Senior High School Permit was granted to UCA, making the school one of the first to offer SHS in the whole Philippines.
In 2008, United Christian Academy stepped up to another level as it established UCA College of Asia, offering competency and industry-based courses that are in-demand and at par with international standards.
UCA College of Asia started offering government-accredited Tech-Voc courses to prepare job-ready and world-class graduates. In order to lay a solid foundation for the college, Rev. James Sy, the current School Head, and a team of academics and industry practitioners participated in numerous capabilities building workshops and skills accreditation.
UCA College of Asia is regarded as one of the premier ICT colleges in Metro Manila, delivering professional and well-rounded graduates prepared to meet the demands of the global job market.
UCA College of Asia is also a trusted and respected affiliate of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) when it comes to conducting competency assessments in various ICT trade areas. Thousands of people have gained a more competitive future as a result of the institution's top-notch skills training and competency assessment.
In 2019, UCA College of Asia was granted a permit to offer its first course, Bachelor of Technical-Vocational Teacher Education (BTVTEd) by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).