Nearly thrity years ago Peter Marshall wrote a book of fairy tales about America's "Christian" history entitled The Light and the Glory. It has been a popular book in evangelical circles ever since.
Marshall's book begins with a paean to God's "Christ-bearer" Christopher Columbus. In Marshall's eyes Columbus was God's Ambassador to the New World.
In reality, Spanish scientists are now conducting DNA tests to discover whether Columbus was in fact a Catalan pirate who concealed his identity to further his nautical ambitions.
The genuine historical material that I have read about Columbus indicates that his character was much nearer to that of a pirate than of a "Christ-bearer."