Uncharted Waters was incorporated as a 501c3 charitable religious trust on December 24, 1996. Ever since its inception, Uncharted Waters has focused on empowering local churches to use sports as an evangelistic and discipleship tool. Uncharted Waters has been blessed by God and has grown each year in its influence with churches and sports ministry.

UW Sports Ministry now has decentralized its approach to ministry serving eight distinct regions of the United States simultaneously. Empowering a regional staff in conjunction with local churches will carry the ministry philosophy deep into the 21st century.